The best course of action varies depending on what kind of Breach you've experienced.
Under Breaches, click the Exposed Data for the breach that took place and refer to the Breach Details section of your InstantAlly Dashboard for steps on how to proceed.
Note: This section will not be visible until you have verified the email address associated with your InstantAlly account.
Below is a general overview of action steps:
- Plaintext password
A plaintext password is one that is not encoded and could be used to log in to accounts where that password is used. After a plaintext password is breached, it is no longer safe to it, and we recommend changing that password on any website you may be using it.
- Encrypted password
Encrypted passwords are not readable and cannot be used to access your accounts. However, hackers may be able to decrypt this password in the future and use it to access your accounts. While it is not as risky as an exposed plaintext password, we still recommend changing these passwords.
- Social Security Number
Thieves can use your Social Security Number to steal your credit and your identity. To prevent unauthorized use, freeze your credit with each of the three major credit bureaus. Freezing your credit blocks anyone from applying for new credit in your name, and it stays in place until you remove the freeze. To freeze your credit, you need to contact each of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax (800) 685-1111, Experian (888) 397‑3742, and TransUnion (888) 909-8872.”
- Credit Card
To prevent unauthorized access to your credit, contact your bank and let them know that your credit card information has been stolen.
If only your email or phone number is breached, fraudsters should not be able to log in to your accounts. In this case we recommend keeping an eye out for suspicious emails, SMS messages, or phone calls where fraudsters try to obtain additional personal information from you. For example, fraudsters may impersonate a representative of the breached website in an attempt to obtain your password or credit card number.