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FTC Releases Video With Data Breach Recovery Advice

The US Federal Trade Commission video has detailed instructions on what to do if personal data of a user is stolen and exposed.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a video that tells users what to do if they have been breached and their personal information exposed. This video walks users through the steps to report a data breach, draw up a recovery plan, and salvage their loss.

Available on an FTC blog, the video asks victims to visit identitytheft.gov/databreach for detailed advice based on the information compromised. The website provides a step-by-step follow-up solution depending on what data has been stolen and exposed – whether Social Security number, online login/password or a child’s details.

Also suggested is taking up free credit monitoring and a personal recovery plan to prevent misuse of confidential data.

For details and video, click here

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