Protecting your personal information after a data breach

There are ways to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft if your information is exposed in a data breach.

Where to find advice about large data breaches

For specific information and support relating to large data breaches, visit these websites:

What can happen if your information is exposed in a data breach

It’s important to watch your personal accounts following a data breach. Scammers and cyber criminals will use stolen personal information to target people in any way that they can, including by:

  • phishing emails
  • phone calls
  • SMS
  • social media messages.

If your personal information is exposed in a data breach it can lead to identity theft and fraud. This can have serious consequences, including financial loss and emotional harm. Find out more about the risks of identity theft.

Page last updated: 5 May 2023.
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