While the Experian/Court Ventures incident is often cited as the largest data breach in history, there are certainly many other data breaches that have gained widespread recognition as having substantial impact, or at minimum, threat of potential impact, on consumers.How did the data breach happen?
A data breach occurs when a cybercriminal successfully infiltrates a data source and extracts sensitive information. This can be done physically by accessing a computer or network to steal local files, or by bypassing network security remotely.What does a data breach mean to you?
A data breach is an incident that exposes confidential or protected information. A data breach might involve the loss or theft of your Social Security number, bank account or credit card numbers, personal health information, passwords or email. A data breach can be intentional or accidental.