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Inaction From Cybercrime Victims Might Make Breaches Worse

One of the most prevailing concepts that the world has become aware of these days has to do with breaches in cybersecurity because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up compromising your privacy in a really indelible manner. Hacks have become truly commonplace in this modern day and age, so much so that if your data is being held in a database there is a good chance that it has been exposed to some kind of malicious actor that would potentially do all kinds of rather sinister things with it if you’re not careful.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that about 16% of people who are informed of their password being stolen or their account being hacked don’t really end up doing all that much about it, as reported by ITRC in its study. That is problem to say the least, because there are certain steps that everyone should take when they find out information like this.


That’s not all. About half of the people who were given the information that their account had been breached decided to only do the bare minimum which was to look into changing their passwords. You have to do a lot more than that if you don’t want the malicious actors who hacked your account to do further damage to your life, but it seems that most people are not willing to take these steps for one reason or another.

While major companies that have been given your data should definitely be more responsible about keeping it safe, it is also your responsibility to ensure that you take the proper steps after you find out that a security breach is occurred. At the end of the day, your online profiles contain a lot of sensitive data that you should protect.

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