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A data breach is the unauthorized accessing, copying, transmitting, or altering protected or confidential business or individual data. The number of data breaches and attempted breaches, as well as the sophistication of hackers, is growing rapidly. No amount of security can completely seal off data or information systems from intruders.
Explain what is a data breach in general, consequences, legal liabilities/ramifications, exploitation techniques, security measures etc.. Also explain in detail one major and publicized data breach in recent years. Explain how this breache happened, what happened, what laws were violated, what vulnerabilities were exploited, how the business were impacted, what legal action was taken, has any new laws been introduced as a result of such breaches.
1. Be through and concise in your responses.
2. Maximum of two pages, single space.
3. Include the resources you used in writing your report.