Friday, October 21, 2011

What to Do If You're a Data Breach Victim

Up to 20 million Americans may become victims of a data breach this year, in one or more of an estimated 400 incidents.

A data breach happens when a hacker gains access to a computer that contains personal records of individuals, or a disk or other device containing records is lost or stolen.

These may be stored by a business or other organization - a hospital for instance - and the records may hold information ranging from simple contact details like home or email addresses, to highly sensitive and confidential information like credit card numbers and health records.

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