Term Business Data Breach Victims
Code YX-1500.1500-130
Definition Corporations or other businesses that have experienced a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data has been copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual not authorized to do so. Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information, personally identifiable information, trade secrets or intellectual property. Most data breaches are attributable to hacking or malware attacks. Other sources include insider leaks where a trusted individual or person with authority steals data; loss or theft of portable drives, laptops, office computers, files and other physical property; or unintended disclosures through mistakes or negligence where sensitive data is exposed.
Created 6/4/19
Changed 6/4/19
Use References Corporate Data Breach Victims
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Bibliographic References "Data Breach", Trend Micro website, https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/definition/data-breach

"Data Breach", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_breach

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