Breach Guide

Learn the steps to take in the event of a data breach and stay current on the cyber threat landscape with the FTC’s Data Breach Resources, FBI’s Daily Digest Library and San Diego’s Cyber Incident Response Guide.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Data Breach Resources

Find out the steps to take as a business or consumer if you experience a data breach.


FBI Cyber Daily Digest Library

Stay current on the global threat landscape with the FBI’s daily circulation of published data breaches and articles.

  • Identity Theft Protection You May Not Know You Already Have
    • If you're thinking about paying for identity theft protection, it's worth checking to see if you already have access to free or deeply discounted monitoring services or recovery help.
    • Your chances of being affected by a data breach are about 1 in 15 in any single year -- and it's virtually guaranteed that your identity will be compromised sometime in your lifetime.

      SF Gate - Bev O'Shea | February 10, 2020
  • Data breach hits San Diego low-income preschool provider
    • An intruder illegally accessed an employee email account at
    • San Diego, California-based preschool education provider Enrichment Systems, Inc (EES) and may have viewed sensitive personal information of parents and students.
    • A criminal can use stolen personal information in many ways, such as registering a false tax return, credit card fraud and acquiring medical insurance in another's name.

      Security Boulevard - Alina Bizga | February 10, 2020
  • New 'Chameleon' Attack Can Secretly Modify Content on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
    • That video or picture you "liked" on social media of a cute dog, your favorite team or political candidate can actually be altered in a cyberattack to something completely different, detrimental and potentially criminal...
    • The repercussions from indicating support by liking something you would never do (Biden vs. Trump, Yankees vs. Red Sox, ISIS vs. USA) from employers, friends, family, or government enforcement unaware of this social media scam can wreak havoc in just minutes.

      Homeland Security Today | January 21, 2020
  • CCPA and 'Reasonable Security': A Game Changer
    • CCPA provides that consumers may seek statutory damages of between $100 and $750, or actual damages if greater, against a company in the event of a data breach of non-redacted and non-encrypted personal information that results from the company's failure to implement reasonable security.
    • To mitigate the risk of this increased exposure, companies need to take key steps to ensure they have implemented reasonable security procedures and practices.
    • The CCPA does not define "reasonable security."

      National Law Review - Jaime B. Petenko | January 21, 2020
  • Wednesday is the deadline to file your claim for Equifax data breach settlement
    • Anyone looking for compensation from the massive Equifax data breach that affected nearly 150 million people has until Wednesday to prove you're among those impacted and deserve either a cash payment or free credit monitoring for a decade.
    • However, it is unlikely they'll receive a $125 payment that was first dangled when the settlement was announced.

      Wink News - Khristopher J. Brooks | January 21, 2020
  • Greek Government, Intelligence Agency And Businesses Knocked Offline By Cyber-Attacks
    • Several Greek government websites have been attacked with many of the sites going offline in the aftermath of a cyber war between Greece and Turkey.
    • A Turkish hacker group called Anka Neferler said it was behind the cyber-attacks.

      Cyber Security Hub - Jeff Orr | January 20, 2020
  • Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach that compromised business relationships
    • Mitsubishi Electric Corp. today disclosed a data breach that involved the theft of highly sensitive data, including correspondence and information on government agencies and business partners.
    • Chinese hackers are believed to be behind the data theft.

      siliconAngle - Duncan Riley | January 20, 2020
  • Ireland ranked second in Europe for data breach notifications
    • More than 6,700 data breaches were notified to Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) last year, the second highest level of notifications recorded per capita across Europe.
    • The Netherlands came top in terms of reported breaches per capita last year with 147.2 breaches per 100,000 people.

      The Irish Times - Charlie Taylor | January 20, 2020
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: How America is honoring the civil-rights hero
    • All over the country, scores of people will gather to honor one of America's most prolific civil rights heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on his birthday.
    • King was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.

      FOX News - Vandana Rambaran | January 19, 2020
  • PH wary of Chinese state-backed hackers
    • The Philippine government is mindful of the security risks brought about by increased Chinese control of its infrastructure and the reported Chinese state-backed hackers' cyber attacks and other threats around the world.
    • The Philippine military's deal with Dito Telecommunity, allowing the China-backed telco to build cell sites in its camps and bases, raises the risk of China mining Filipinos' data--independent experts said.

      Manila Standard | January 19, 2020

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide

Learn more about San Diego’s region-wide cyber incident response guide and available local, state and federal resources.

San Diego Cyber Incident Response Guide October 2017