What is a data breach?

A data breach occurs when sensitive information is stolen or exposed. It is typically the result of a cyber attack but can also happen accidentally. Data breaches are often shared or sold on dark web forums, chat rooms, and black markets.

Hackers and criminals use the sensitive information from one or more data breaches to try taking over accounts, stealing money, or assuming someone’s identity.

By monitoring the dark web, Mirkat is able to find data breaches and identify if your sensitive information is included.