Data Breach

A Data breach is an occurrence where important information or data has been accessed or stolen without knowledge of the respective authorities or owner of the data. It is a security violation where the confidential data of an organization is stolen. It has become common in many companies when the data is not kept safely. Lost data can include sensitive information like a customer database, credit card details of owners, security documents, employees’ information, etc. A data breach may happen due to several reasons, most frequent reasons are;

  • Hacking or malware
  • Portable device loss
  • Unintended disclosure
  • Insider leak
  • Stationary data loss
  • Payment card fraud
  • Physical loss
  • Others