Account breaches involve a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.  Data breaches may involve exposure of passwords and financial information, such as credit card and bank details.

If you have an account with an online company that’s been affected by a recent security breach, find out what information the cyber criminals accessed and change your password immediately. You can also use a website like ‘Have I Been Pwned,’ which will check whether your email addresses have been compromised.

2018 was a good year for hackers. They were able to expose 29 million Facebook passwords and 150 million Under Armour user accounts.