Data Leak Checker
September 28, 2023
The Data Leak Checker feature looks for your private data on both the internet and dark web (from your credit card numbers to social security info). If your data becomes publicly accessible, the Data Leak Checker alerts you.
If you don't have a subscription to the Personal and Family packages of Kaspersky Security Cloud, limited functionality is available to you: the app only checks your My Kaspersky account for data leaks. You also have to start this scan manually. Full functionality and automatic account scan is available if you have a subscription to the Personal and Family packages of Kaspersky Security Cloud.
Cybercriminals may gain access to various web resource databases and steal user account data. Using this feature, you can learn whether your account data has been stolen and perform recommended actions to protect your data.
Kaspersky app checks your account and if the check reveals that your data may be publicly accessible, the app will notify you about it and display a list of sites from which a data leak could have occurred, the date of possible leak, and the category of data that may be publicly accessible.
Kaspersky app lets you check for possible leaks of not only your own data, but also data from other user accounts belonging to your friends and family, for example.
If you have a subscription to the Personal and Family packages of Kaspersky Security Cloud, you can set up automatic checks for up to 50 accounts in addition to your own My Kaspersky account.
When checking user accounts, Kaspersky does not retrieve data as plain text. It uses the data only to perform the specified check and does not store it. On detecting a leak, Kaspersky app does not gain access to the user data itself. It only provides information about categories of data that may be publicly accessible.