Imagine receiving an invoice for a service you didn’t subscribe to or discovering inquiries on your credit report that you didn’t authorize. Both scenarios could indicate that someone has stolen your digital identity. How? In many cases, identity theft directly correlates to data breaches — the umbrella term given to any security incident resulting in unauthorized access to sensitive information.
Full names, home addresses, phone numbers, national identification numbers, and other forms of data give criminals what they need to commit identity theft. As such, protecting that information is paramount to ensuring identities remain secure.