What are a few things I can do to protect myself after a data breach has occurred?

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My name is Tim Peter, and I'm an attorney at Faruqi & Faruqi.

 

The first thing you can do to protect yourself after a data breach is to check if you're actually a victim. Sometimes the website or the company that's affected by the breach will either search to see if you are affected or the company may send you an email or notice letting you know. However you should be sure that you're on the correct website as there are many impostor websites that oftentimes hackers will use to attempt to take advantage of the existing breach and make it even worse.

 

Second, monitor your bank and credit card statements for suspicious activity, either recently or in the past, just to make sure everything's okay. And if you find a fraudulent charge, you may want to alert your financial institution or credit card company. This may also help prevent others who have improperly accessed your data from further using it.

 

Finally, if you have any suspicions that your personal information has been compromised by a data breach, call us so that we can conduct a thorough investigation of the facts, the potential data breach, and your legal rights.

Author

Timothy J. Peter
Partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP

Pennsylvania office
Tel: (215) 277-5770
Fax: (215) 277-5771
E-mail: tpeter@faruqilaw.com

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