Things to do if your info is at data breach

In today’s high tech world, data breaches are everywhere. Our works and lives are surrounded by data collection. A data breach is a cyberattack through which cybercriminals get unauthorized access to a network or computer system. Hackers steal confidential personal and financial data which results in a loss in time, finances and also in reputation. Here are some tips that you can do if your info is at data breach:

Changing passwords immediately

if your account has been hacked, the first thing you need to do is change the password as soon as you can. Create a new and strong password for all the accounts you have.

Changing any other accounts password

If you have been using the same password in different accounts, change them as well. Also, most of us use the same user name and passwords for different accounts, so change the passwords of all the accounts.

Changing all the security questions

Changing the passwords only won’t help, so change all the security questions you choose while creating the account. This will secure your account to a greater extent.

Change your bank account passwords

 The passwords of credit cards and online banking should also be changed. Make sure to check all the sites which you use for your financial and personal information.

Get help from a security expert

The security experts can help you better if your info is hacked. They can figure out the damage and protect the damaged network, system and devices.

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Written by Subekshya Ghimire

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