How to protect yourself in case of a data breach with Surfshark Alert

Surfshark Alert is only available to Surfshark One subscribers. If you haven't got a Surfshark One subscription yet, consider purchasing it on our pricing page.

In case you are unfamiliar with how to monitor your data using Surfshark Alert, check out the following articles:

When you click on a breach on a data breach alert, you can see what kind of information was exposed.

With that out of the way, let's look through potential breaches and how to act in each scenario:

  • In case your password is compromised, we highly recommend changing your password immediately. If any of your other accounts are using the same password, make sure to change it there, too. If possible, avoid using the same password on multiple accounts and use 2FA where possible.

  • In case your credit card data is breached, contact your bank or payment provider immediately and inform them that you are a victim of a data breach. You may have to block your current card and get a new one.

  • In case your identity information has been breached, inform your local institutions that fraudsters may have your details. Check your local credit institutions for any unauthorized activities and consider a credit freeze. We recommend using Alternative ID to keep your real identity safe.

Once you have taken all precautionary steps, feel free to press the Archive button. This will move the breaches into the archive folder, where you can access them later if needed.


You may also be interested in:

  1. How to use Surfshark Search?

  2. How to enable 2FA for multiple users?

  3. Surfshark features

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