Getting caught in a data breach isn't a fun time. You might well be worried about who has your information and what they might do with it. Here, we look at eight steps you can take to protect yourself as best as possible:
When you’re caught in a data breach, the organisation responsible should inform you of exactly what data has been lost. If they don’t, you have a right to contact them to find out. Knowing exactly how much data has been lost can give you a good idea of what might happen next, and allow you to take pre-emptive action to protect yourself.
If you think financial information such as your debit or credit card details have been stolen, call your bank and ask for a new card. Many banking apps also allow you to freeze your card immediately. Tell the bank your data has been breached and ask them to monitor your account for unusual transactions. You can also check your account regularly to watch out for any purchases you didn’t make.