Data Breach Resources

A data breach can put your digital identity and personal information at risk. But there are steps you can take to help protect yourself and reduce the risk from data breaches. If you’ve been involved in a breach, we can help guide you through what to do next.

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Impact of Data Breaches

TransUnion’s 2023 State of Omnichannel Fraud Report found that data breaches and digital fraud continue to rise, and risk to both individuals and organizations is growing. 

As these numbers increase, staying aware of breaches can help you take action to protect your personal information.


Increase in U.S. data breaches from 2020 to 2022 


Breaches in the U.S. in 2022

What is a Data Breach?

A data breach occurs when someone’s personal information is stolen or exposed without their permission. As online transactions continue to grow, from paying bills to banking to shopping, it’s important to take steps to defend your digital identity and personal information.

Breaches can occur in two ways:

  • Accidentally through employee error, lost devices or flash drives or poorly configured cloud storage
  • Intentionally from cyberattacks, insider threats or physical theft of devices or information

Consequences of a Data Breach

If your information is compromised in a data breach, the impact can affect different parts of your life:

Take Action

Breaches pose unique risks for every individual, and the severity of each requires a different response. We can help you figure out what next steps you can take to protect yourself from potential breaches or recover from a data breach.

What You Need to Know:

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