Data Breach

A data breach is a security incident in which an unauthorized individual or group gains access to sensitive, confidential, or protected information.

Sensitive information can include

  • personal information such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or medical records
  • confidential business information such as intellectual property, trade secrets, and financial records.
A breach can be malicious, caused by hacking, phishing, malware, physical theft, or other methods. A breach can also be accidental, such as when a laptop is lost or a cloud storage bucket is misconfigured.

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