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What to do if you've been hit by a Data Breach
If you’ve been affected by a data breach, you’re in a group of many millions of people whose information has been accessed just in the past year. Cyber attackers tend to target big companies with massive databases, which can be bad news for the countless number of customers who share their information with them.
Getting news that your information was lost in a breach can be frightening, but don’t panic. It’s important you understand exactly what information was compromised and ways in which you can mediate its impact on you. If you’ve received a letter from an organization or learned that your information has fallen victim to a cyber attack, we’ve got you covered. Follow the steps below and most importantly, stay calm.
Contact the company/organizationAs soon as you find you information may have been stolen in a data breach, you’ll want to contact the company/organization containing the information and confirm the breach, as well as find out what type of information was compromised.
If you’ve received a letter from an organization letting you know your information has been affected by a breach, your first step is to find out how much, and what type of information was stolen. .
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