Data Breaches

A data breach is when someone without authorization gains access to sensitive, private, or confidential information stored by a company. If your information is exposed, a breach can lead to identity theft. Learn what to do if you’re affected by a data breach.

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After Equifax Data Breach, Here Are 8 Changes Lawmakers Propose
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Alteryx Data Leak Exposes Information for 123 Million Households: What You Need to Know
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Another Health Information Data Breach May Affect Millions
4.5 million. That’s how many people UCLA Health said may have had their personal information compromised in another health information data breach.
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Anthem Reveals More About Data Breach and Warns of Phishing Scam
Anyone who was an Anthem customer over the past decade is a potential victim of the data breach and should take appropriate steps to minimize the damage.
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Beware of Equifax Breach Scams
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Chipotle Data Breach: What You Need to Know
The cybersecurity attack that hit Chipotle restaurants recently is a reminder that you could be at risk anytime you pay with a credit or debit card.
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Yahoo Announces 500 Million Users Impacted by Data Breach
Yahoo confirmed that at least 500 million user accounts have been exposed in a date breach.
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What Is a Data Breach?
A data breach is an incident that exposes confidential or protected information. Find out how data breaches happen and what you can do to help stay safe.
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DIY Identity Theft Monitoring After Equifax Breach
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Dropbox Not Hacked, But Your Account May Have Been Compromised
Dropbox said no breach had happened on its servers. “Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords…were stolen from unrelated services, not Dropbox.
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Encryption Not Required of Health Insurance Companies
The personal information of up to 80 million Americans stolen in the Anthem data breach was not encrypted, nor was encryption required by law.
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Report: Equifax Breach Exposed Nearly 11 Million Driver's License Numbers
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Equifax Data Breach Affects Millions of Consumers. Here’s What to Do.
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Equifax Data Breach: Deadline Nears for Free Credit Monitoring
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Equifax Data Breach: Do I Need a Credit Freeze?
Consumers are asking this question after the Equifax data breach: Do I need a credit freeze? Find out the pros, cons and limits of a credit freeze.
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Equifax Data Breach: Why You Should Care If a Hacker Has Your Social Security Number
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Equifax Hack Includes More Data Than First Reported - Here's What to Do About It
The Equifax data hack was bigger than previously known with more types of information exposed, according to a new report. What should you do? Learn about the latest findings and consider what measures you may want to take to help protect yourself against identity theft.
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Government Data Breach Affects Millions of Americans
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A Brief History of Data Breaches
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Home Depot Confirms Breach
Home Depot confirmed Monday that its payment systems in its stores were hacked, but did not say whether the breach has ended.
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Hotel Data Breach Affects Properties in 10 States and D.C.
If you recently visited properties run by HEI Hotels & Resorts, you may be a hotel data breach victim. Affected brands include Marriott and Westin.
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How to Check If You're Affected by the Equifax Data Breach
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Hackers Target IRS in Attempt to Commit Identity Theft
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15 Million People Stung by T-Mobile Data Breach
Approximately 15 million people are being impacted by the T-Mobile data breach.
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Up to 880,000 Payment Cards Accessed in Orbitz Data Breach - What to Do Next
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Recent Data Breaches Make Online Shoppers Extra Cautious
According to a recent survey “Trust in the Internet," nearly 8 out of 10 people don't feel very safe when shopping online, following recent data breaches.
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Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach Exposes 5 Million Credit and Debit Card Numbers: What to Do Now
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Steps LifeLock Members Can Take After Equifax Data Breach
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7 Steps to Take Right After a Data Breach
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Target Data Breach: What Should You Do?
This Target data breach may affect more than 40 million people who shopped at U.S. Target stores.
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Target Data Breach Victims Could Get Up to $10,000
Target's massive data breach hit during the 2013 holiday shopping season. The retailer is proposing to offer victims up to $10,000 each in damages.
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Target Makes a Comeback One Year After Security Breach
A year after Target’s massive security breach that exposed the personal information of more than 100 million customers, the retailer is making a comeback.
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Target to Settle Claims Over Data Breach
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The Danger of Data Breach Fatigue
As organizations, and policymakers work to raise awareness of scams and data breaches, a whole new threat has emerged: data breach fatigue.
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What Thieves Can Do With Your Stolen JPMorgan Chase Info
What can thieves do with the personal information stolen in the JPMorgan Chase breach? Unfortunately, the answer is plenty.
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Uber Breach Sends Thousands of Drivers Someone Else's Tax Info.
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Uber Data Breach Affects 57 Million Rider and Driver Accounts
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Victims of Anthem Breach Remain at Risk for Identity Theft
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White House Awards Contract for Identity Theft Protection for Millions of Victims of OPM Data Breach
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Yahoo Says Breach Compromised Another 1 Billion User Accounts
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50 million Facebook accounts compromised — here’s what you need to know
Everything you need to know about Facebook’s 50 million compromised accounts.
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Google+ exposed data of hundreds of thousands of users — here’s what you need to know
496,951 Google+ users’ full names, birth dates, gender, profile photos, addresses, occupation and relationship status were exposed.
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