How often is the database updated?
We search for new breaches to add on a daily basis. While the exact number of breaches imported each month depends on the number of companies getting hacked and the data surfacing, on average we add between 5 - 10 significant breaches each month.
How do you ensure the service is not abused?
All data imported into the database is freely available on the internet. Similar to Google indexing websites, Breachsense simply indexes publicly available data in order to help companies gain visibility into 3rd party breaches which effect them. Data is removed from the database upon request. However, as the data is freely available, malicious users can easily find the leaked data elsewhere. Breachsense does not log queries but does track the number of queries each account makes. Accounts abusing the service will be banned.
Why are some passwords in plaintext while others are hashed?
The goal is to have as many plaintext passwords as possible. Depending on the hashing method used in the given breach, the passwords may have already been cracked or may still be in the process.
How do I remove my credentials from your database?
We will remove any credentials you own upon request. Please send us a removal request here. It is important to note that all credentials within our database are publicly available in various places on the internet. By removing the credentials here, the username and password will still be available elsewhere. The only option to mitigate the risk associated with the leaked password is by ensuring that that password is no longer used anywhere.
What data is logged?
Coming from a consulting background we are very sensitive to the privacy requirements imposed when providing security services. As such, we do not log which records you access. Breachsense only tracks the number of records queried monthly.
How do subscriptions work?
Depending on the subscription level, a certain number of queries are allotted to the account. The request threshold is reset at the beginning of each month. Subscriptions are either monthly or yearly and can be canceled at any time. Yearly subscriptions are discounted and get one month free.
How do I subscribe?
In order to ensure that the service is used legally, entities must be vetted before gaining access to the service. If you would like to purchase a subscription please use the contact form to begin the process.