A data breach is any event where your personal data has been released to an untrusted 3rd party, either intentionally or unintentionally. This personal data may include,
- Social security numbers
- Bank account information
- Email addresses
- Phone numbers
- Any other data you’ve supplied to companies and organizations
The 3rd parties that receive your personal data may use it with some sort of malicious intent, which could have financial, social, and/or legal impacts.