A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure information to an untrusted environment. Other terms for this phenomenon include unintentional information disclosure, data leak and also data spill. Incidents range from concerted attack by black hats with the backing of organized crime or national governments to careless disposal of used computer equipment or data storage media.
Previously we have visually explained some of the attack vectors that could be used in the staged attack phase of a data breach such as; Cross-Site Scripting Attacks, SQL Injection Attacks and DDoS Attacks.
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Definition For Data Breach
“A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.”
Data breaches may involve financial information such as credit card or bank details, personal health information (PHI), Personally identifiable information (PII), trade secrets of corporations or intellectual property
In this post with the help of infographic created by Barricade will explain visually the whole anatomy of a data breach.