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Stay Secure: How to Determine if You've Been Affected by the Latest Data Breach

Updated: Nov 21, 2023


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Data breaches have become increasingly common, affecting individuals, small businesses, non-profits, and large corporations.




The costs of these breaches can be significant, both financially and personally.

It is there forth important to know how to identify if you have been involved in a data breach and what to do if you have.


Here is how you Find Out if you've been involved in a Data Breach:


1. Check the local news on data breaches Or Check if you have been contacted by your service provider or any relevant authority.


Usually, your service provider will contact you through email, letters or messaging, explaining that your information has been compromised.


However, there can be cases where companies may not contact you at all, or takes several weeks to do so. This is because some organizations prioritize secrecy over consumer protection to avoid negative publicity that may damage their reputation.


As a result, it is your responsibility to stay updated with the latest news regarding any recently reported data breaches.



2. Check on "Have I Been Pwned" to see if your data have been compromised

Have i Been pwned

To find out what data breaches you have been involved in and how extensively your data has been leaked, visit "Have I Been Pwed", operated by security expert Troy Hunt.


This search engine allows you to check whether your email or phone numbers have been breached as they cross-check billions of leaked records added to the database.


Once you typed in your details and received a Green Screen, Congratulations you have not been involved in any notable data security incidents.


However, if your data have been compromised, you will see a screen telling you the breaches that have impacted you.


 

The above are two major checks for you to find out whether you have been involved in a data breach.

To see how to prevent such incident, check out our next page here on


At ACE Business, we are here for you.

If you suspect that your corporate data has been compromised or you have any concerns about the security of your company's information, do not hesitate to contact us at 6262-0402 or care@acebizservices.com.


Our team of experts is here to assist you in identifying and resolving any security issues, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible support. Protecting your corporate data is our top priority, and we look forward to hearing from you.


Remember, prevention is key, so it is important to take proactive measures to secure your data and personal information. Stay safe online!




credits to https://www.zdnet.com/article/were-you-caught-up-in-the-latest-data-breach-heres-how-to-tell/

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