What is Canary?

Canary is a service that allows you to search for potentially leaked data that has been exposed on the Internet. Passwords, e-mail addresses, hostnames, and other data have been indexed to allow for easy searching.


Announcing Canary Alerts and public data submission

Posted: 2015-01-12, 01:50

One of the features originally planned and promised for Canary was alerts. Finally we have delivered that and a few new features to the Canary website. Alerts In this update, we have introduced the new Alert system. At the moment it is set up to only alert you if there is an incoming sample that ... Read more...

Determining the possible validity of a breach (or was PSN really hacked again?)

Posted: 2014-11-21, 15:49

If you've been following social media as of late, you might have seen remarks about a new set of data that is floating about stating that PlayStation Network (PSN) along with 2K Games and Windows Live were all breached and that a dump of passwords has been made available. But is this really the case? ... Read more...

Use case: finding out a bit more about an attack

Posted: 2014-08-28, 23:00

One of the original reasons for Canary being created is because of the fact that in many cases, details about a breach are shared before the general public or affected organisations get wind of it. While Canary does not prevent breaches, it potentially at least could provide you with an enough head's up in order ... Read more...

Canary will not charge you to find out if you’re affected by a breach (also we want volunteers)

Posted: 2014-08-06, 14:47

News came out today that there are 1 billion usernames and passwords floating about from Russian gangs. An excerpt is as follows: The firm that uncovered the breach, Hold Security of Milwaukee, said a group of about 20 hackers from south-central Russia are to blame. The group, dubbed “CyberVor” (“vor” meaning “thief” in Russian), stole ... Read more...


Note: The search box is on the top-right too!
Consider some of these search examples to help you start:
  • !ip 8.8 - search for Google servers
  • !email someone@isp.com - Maybe find "someone@isp.com"?
  • !http twitter - Find Tweets
  • !hash 5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99 - Or maybe this particular hash?
More details can be found in our Help pages.