How do I perform a Dark Web scan?


Data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first six months of 2019. The chances are that your information has already been compromised, and you don't even know it yet. Use this tool to check what information has been leaked to the dark web.

Dark Web Scanning Tool

This tool allows you to scan the dark web for breaches that may expose your personal information, such as your name, email, password, phone number, physical address, and more. Simply enter an email address or username, and this tool will list any known data breaches that contain this information.

If an email has been leaked, make sure that you are keeping an eye out for fake emails, such as phishing emails. If a password was leaked to the dark web, your next step is to go to the corresponding website and make sure you change the password as soon as possible.

Learn more about how to recognize and avoid phishing scams here.


Start by logging in to your online Account Dashboard.

This feature is only available with our VPN Plus or VS One plans. If you have a basic VPN subscription, some of the relevant options may not appear.

Choose Identity Security from the main menu and activate your protection, if you have not done so already.

For more help activating Identity Theft protection, see our support article.

Press the Manage IdentiSafe button. You will be redirected to your IdentiSafe Dashboard.

This is where you can monitor and track your Credit Score, set up SMS Text Alerts, and more.

Select the Dark Web Scan tab. Enter an email address or username into the search box, then press Search.


Wait for the scan to complete. If our system detects any breaches, details will be listed along with what type of data has been compromised.

If no breaches can be found, your email is safe and you can continue to use this information without risk.

Common Questions

Do I need to download an app?
No, you don't need to install any additional software on your device. You can access your Account Dashboard from any computer, phone, or tablet with internet access. Once you enter your information, no further action is required.
Will I receive an alert if I've been breached?
Alerts will be sent to your email address or phone, depending on your personal preference. See our support article for more info on how to set up SMS Text Alerts on your phone.

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