Malwarebytes Releases Identity Theft Protection Package

Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross Senior Writer
Tyler Cross Tyler Cross Senior Writer

The popular cybersecurity company, Malwarebytes, has just rolled out a new Identity Theft Protection plan that includes up to $2 million in identity theft insurance.

We’ve always been committed to keeping you safe and secure online. But these days, cybersecurity isn’t just about defending you from malware,” the company states in a recent blog post. “it’s about protecting your—and your family’s—entire digital identity.”

Data breaches are at an all-time high as hackers use increasingly more sophisticated tools to steal data from companies and government agencies. A study by Malwarebytes found that 79% of users are very concerned about their internet security.

Identity theft protection scours the dark web and known hacker sites for your data and alerts you immediately if it finds any.

Malwarebytes Identity Theft Protection provides several services, depending on which plan you choose.

  • Ongoing monitoring. Searches the web for your information in the background. It works automatically and doesn’t require you to do anything but turn it on.
  • Real-time alerts. When it finds your details online, you’ll be immediately alerted.
  • Recommendations for safe online practices. Speak to experts who can help you keep yourself secure. They’ll give you tips and answer questions, or provide support on what to do if your information has been exposed.
  • Identity restoration helpline (and Malwarebytes premium customer service options). Experts will help you recover in case of identity theft, walking you through the process to make sure you don’t miss anything important.

It’s available as a standalone plan or as an upgrade to the Malwarebytes antivirus suite. Existing Malwarebytes users can add identity theft protection to their antivirus suite, but it will increase your subscription price. Existing customers can purchase the upgrade from from the subscription page.

Based on your plan you can get between $1 and $2 million in identity theft insurance. The $2 million option is only available in the US, however.

About the Author
Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross
Senior Writer

About the Author

Tyler is a writer at SafetyDetectives with a passion for researching all things tech and cybersecurity. Prior to joining the SafetyDetectives team, he worked with cybersecurity products hands-on for more than five years, including password managers, antiviruses, and VPNs and learned everything about their use cases and function. When he isn't working as a "SafetyDetective", he enjoys studying history, researching investment opportunities, writing novels, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends."

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