Today, Lookout is adding two new tools to our Personal app for individuals who are concerned about the safety of their digital identity and financial data.
In today’s mobile world our personal information is stored in many services on our devices and across the internet, which is a great thing for our daily digital lives. Criminals see value in this information, too, especially if it’s information associated with our identities, and may attempt to breach the services we use to obtain it.
Identity Theft Protection helps you detect and recover from identity theft, and Breach Report notifies you with clear, actionable information about corporate data breaches that may impact you. These new features, coupled with our time-tested security technology, make the Lookout Personal app the only all-in-one app for mobile security, identity theft protection, and device theft prevention.
Want to check it out?
Lookout Identity Theft Protection: the details
It seems like almost every other week news outlets report another data breach to popular services we use every day like Yahoo!, LinkedIn, and Twitter. In 2015 alone, 12.7 million people in the United States had their identities stolen, according to a report from Javelin.
Attackers take login credentials, personally identifiable information, bank account and credit card information, and other data. Now people like you are wondering, “Is my information next?”
After surveying thousands of individuals in the United States about data breaches and identity theft, we realized that most people don’t have anyone in their corner when identity theft happens. Seventy-five percent of respondents said they “aren’t clear on what steps to take if their information is breached.”
That’s where Lookout Identity Theft Protection comes in. Our new Premium Plus package entitles you to receive identity monitoring, recovery services, 24/7 access to our ID Restoration concierge service and a $1 million insurance policy* automatically.
Lookout Identity Theft Protection will monitor any information you decide to input in the app, including email, phone number, bank account and credit card information, Social Security number, and more. If your personal information is ever exposed on the “dark web,” the Lookout app will alert you and provide advice on what to do next as well as the opportunity to call our 24/7 Restoration Assistance hotline for help. For example, the 24/7 concierge service representative will handle the otherwise time consuming process of restoring your identity by communicating with the appropriate organizations and agencies, such as banks, on your behalf, saving you time and energy.
The fees associated with restoring your identity can add up quickly, from legal support to loss of income and document replacement. Premium Plus subscribers are backed by Identity Theft Insurance that covers up to $1 million in damages and legal fees with $0 deductible.
Identity Theft Insurance* covers identity recovery costs including:
- Lost wages or income
- Attorney and legal fees
- Expenses incurred from refiling for loans, grants and other lines of credit
- Costs of child and/or elderly care
Breach Report: the details
Lookout is focused on making sure you have as much information about breaches — either to your data or to the companies around you — as possible. That’s why we’re also introducing Breach Report, a new Premium feature that will alert you if a company, app, or service you may use on your device is breached and provide straightforward, actionable advice on how to protect your personal information and prevent possible identity theft in the future.
Breach Report also provides a newsfeed-like stream of breaches that happen around the world, so you’re always in the know. If you’re ever interested in general breach news, you can check out the Breach Report section in your app for the “latest breach” news.
Lookout always has your back
Mobile threats, data breaches, and identity theft can be scary, but they don’t have to be. Lookout is always working in the background, keeping a close eye on your device and data for you.
We are excited to be your complete mobile security solution, keeping you informed, empowered, and most importantly, secured.
A look at our new packages
Lookout now offers three feature bundles, so you can choose the level of protection that best meets to your needs. The packages are “Basic,” “Premium,” and “Premium Plus.”
Breach Report is included in Lookout Premium while Identity Theft Protection is available in the new Lookout Premium Plus tier.
Lookout Premium is available on Android and iOS for $2.99 per month or $29.99 annually. Lookout Premium Plus is currently available in the United States on iOS for $9.99 per month or $99.99 annually. Lookout Premium Plus is available for all U.S. iOS users. While not available to all U.S. Android users yet, we expect to open up availability to all Android Lookout users in the near future.
*Insurance coverage is provided by a third-party and is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the insurance policy available at www.lookout.com/legal. Lookout is not a licensed insurer or insurance agent.