A Data breach occurs when private or secure data is disclosed (intentionally or unintentionally) to an untrusted network. What happens if a company that you entrusted your personal information suffers a data breach? Suddenly your personal information is available for sale to the highest bidder through no fault of your own. What should you do?
First, take a moment to relax. We live in a world of connected computers. We will unfortunately always have the risk of data breaches. You should take proactive action if you think you have been affected by a data breach.
Second, watch this video to find out where to start the recovery process.
Third, visit the FTC’s IdentityTheft.gov website for resources on how to respond.