Today, we are excited to announce Bloom Radar, free personal data breach monitoring for Bloom iOS app users.
Data breaches and identity theft are rapidly on the rise. In 2018 alone, more than 2.6 billion records were stolen or exposed in over 1,200 data breaches around the world. These records are often bought and sold on the dark web, where hackers and identity thieves profit from your stolen information.
With centralized databases being hacked or springing massive leaks and exposing hundreds of millions of credentials on a near daily basis, being able to easily monitor hacks for compromised data is integral to taking the steps necessary to protect your identity.
Bloom Radar monitors data breaches and alerts you when your information has been involved in a breach. Radar makes it easier than ever to monitor whether your information has been compromised or accounts put at risk so that you can act swiftly to guard against identity fraud and mitigate the potential fallout.
Today's currently available “dark web monitoring” services are highly ineffective, sometimes taking months to report information. These services are often built by the very same companies that collect and sell your data for profit, or charge you for additional services after they have exposed your information.
Unlike many of today’s companies, data security and privacy are at the heart of Bloom’s mission. At Bloom, we’re dedicated to empowering people to take control of their credit and identity, building groundbreaking experiences and workflows for the everyday person, and delivering modern technology that enables increased security, transparency, and financial access. Today’s announcement marks another major milestone towards that mission.
With BloomID and Bloom Radar, you can take back control of your data with a cryptographically-secure identity while monitoring the latest data breaches for compromised information so that you can take measures to protect your identity and minimize the damage.
Getting started with Bloom Radar is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Open or Download the Bloom iOS app: If you haven’t already, download the Bloom app and sign up for BloomID.
- Enroll in Radar: Subscribe to the service with your confirmed email address to get alerts when your information is found in a data breach.
- Get Alerts: Bloom monitors data breaches and notifies you if any of your data might be compromised as new breaches occur. You can track Hack Alerts and access more information on how to protect yourself against data breaches directly from the Bloom app.
To start, Bloom will be integrating with HaveIBeenPwned to scan users’ email addresses against their datasets as new hacks are added. Looking forward, Bloom will also be building an infrastructure for alerts based on additional generic data that is found leaked online.
Along with subscribing to Radar, you can stay up-to-date on the latest in data privacy and security news by following our This Week in Data Breaches series, as well as our deep-dive Reports on Data Security for more in-depth analysis of issues surrounding cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital identity.
Bloom: Take Back Control of Your Data
At Bloom, we are giving you the tools to take back control of your data. No more centralized data storage. No more selling off your data to the highest bidder. No more risking identity theft. Bloom enables you to own, control, and protect your data using the latest advancements in blockchain technology.
It’s time to take back control of your data and unlock the power of a global secure identity, click here to download the Bloom mobile app to sign up for Radar today!
Together, we are paving a path for a fairer and more secure credit system, redefining the way that credit and finance are conducted.
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