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What is a "Not Disclosed" Breach?

Use Identity Monitoring on Credit Karma to check if you’ve been involved in a breach.

We share all of the information on the data breaches that we have, but sometimes certain info isn't available -- like the site name and breach details.

This may happen for three reasons:

The breach is part of an ongoing investigation.

  • Most data breaches are the result of alleged criminal activity, so sharing those details about a breach too early might compromise the investigation or legal proceedings. We’ll share the info for these breaches in the future if more info becomes available.

We don’t know the name of the breach.

  • Even if we don’t know the source of the breach, we’ll share all the information that we have with you. We’ll update the details of the breach if more information becomes available.

The breached site could be considered controversial, and the details are hidden to respect your privacy.

  • An example of this could be sites like Ashley Madison. Since some adult-themed websites don’t require you to verify your identity during account creation, it’s possible that someone may have made an account using your email address without your knowledge.

While it might confuse you to see a nameless breach, we believe you should know if your personal info was exposed and that there’s potential that someone may try to use it to steal your identity. If your personal info has been involved in a breach, you may also want to read the article: 6 steps to take after identity theft.

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