Data Breaches

Hello Community

I am still trying to find my way and navigate around Bitdefender.

I received this notification of these 4 breaches but I don't know what steps to take to solve them., breach compilation & nitro pdf

Can you please assist? Thank you!

Unfortunately I have not been around long enough that I am unable to attach a screenshot 😒



Best Answers

  • Alexandru_BD
    Alexandru_BD admin
    Answer ✓

    Hello @DarleeAnn and welcome back to the Community!

    The data breaches found might come from a compilation of accounts or information that was previously leaked.

    I will do my best to provide further clarification regarding the data breaches.

    To find stolen data, we scan the dark corners of the web using various methods. Once the data is found, we use a proprietary system for identity resolution to discover the identity of the breached individual, so we can alert the person about the breach, even if the breach itself includes little or outdated information.

    Most commonly, breaches include information about users’ emails, passwords, names and usernames, phone numbers, and physical addresses. Their exposed data creates a snowball effect that ultimately leads to the leak, sale, or trade of entire digital identities on the Dark Web.

    Breaches are not necessary found on a specific website.

    They are in a compilation of usernames, passwords, phone numbers, etc. found in archives or texts on the Dark Web, in general.

    The Digital Identity Protection service raises awareness about your Digital Footprint (data exposed in Surface Web) and remediation steps for data breaches (data exposed in Dark Web). However, you would not be able to change the username for a specific website, but you will be informed that in that specific period, data about you has appeared in data lists on the dark web.

    This means that you could become victim of a scam. As the purpose is to raise awareness of these breaches and the data involved can be various, there are no mitigation steps for the situation. If the breach was about a password, you could have changed it, but the breach can also involve other types of data, such as phone numers, address, etc. And if these are listed somewhere on the dark corners of the web, there is no possible way to retrieve or delete them from there, because you don't have control over that leaked information.

    I hope the information is helpful.



  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod
    Answer ✓

    You can check if your email address was part of any breach by visiting the below stated website and by entering your email address there.

    Also, the only resolution as @Gjoksi said is to change your password for those specific website accounts.


    OMEN Laptop 15-en1037AX (Bitdefender Total Security) & Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Bitdefender Mobile Security)


  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 ✭✭✭✭✭


    If data breaches (leaks) are found in any of your accounts, Bitdefender recommends changing their password as soon as possible.

    To create a strong and secure password, take into consideration these tips:

    • Make it at least eight characters long.
    • Include lower and upper case characters.
    • Add at least one number or symbol, such as #, @, %, or !

    This also includes turning on two-factor authentication (2FA or 2-Step Verification) where it is available as an option.


  • Hi

    Thank you for your reply.

    I don't have a clue what these accounts are.


  • Thank you for the "welcome" @Alexandru_BD. That is quite the explanation and thank you for taking the time to explain in detail. Greatly appreciated! ☺️

  • You are most welcome @DarleeAnn

    And I'll share with you a little insight, there's more to come for Digital Identity Protection this year and the upcoming enhancements will expand its capabilities, bringing additional value to the users. 😉

    Stay tuned and be safe! 👍️

  • Fantastic! I will be on the look out. 👍️