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Data Breach

A data breach is an event violation in which sensitive or confidential data is copied, viewed, or exfiltrated by an individual not authorized to access the information.

How serious is a data breach?

A data breach is very serious and can have a long lasting impact on the both the business, and the individuals whose data has been compromised, sold, and possibly used to commit identity fraud.

Can a data breach be prevented?

With proper physical and digital security measures in place, businesses and individuals can help prevent data breaches.

What is the most common type of data breach?

The most common type of data breach is an electronic breach, often caused by cyberattacks, phishing, and malware.

What do criminals do with stolen data?

The data stolen during a data breach is typically sold on the dark web and purchased with the intent to commit third-party identity fraud.