Data breach

A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Other terms for this phenomenon include unintentional information disclosure, data leak, information leakage and also data spill. Incidents range from concerted attacks by black hats, or individuals who hack for some kind of personal gain, associated with organized crime, political activist or national governments to careless disposal of used computer equipment or data storage media and unhackable source.


A data breach is the intentional or unintentional release of secure or private/confidential information to an untrusted environment. Other terms for this phenomenon include unintentional information disclosure, data leak, information leakage and also data spill. Incidents range from concerted attacks by black hats, or individuals who hack for some kind of personal gain, associated with organized crime, political activist or national governments to careless disposal of used computer equipment or data storage media and unhackable source.
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Data breach

Un data breach o


Un data breach o "fuga di dati" è la diffusione intenzionale o non intenzionale, in un ambiente non affidabile, di informazioni protette o private/confidenziali. Un'altra espressione inglese utilizzata in proposito è information leakage. Incidenti di questo tipo spaziano da attacchi concertati black hat, o individui che svolgono attacchi informatici per qualche forma di lucro personale, associati con criminalità organizzata, attivisti politici o governi nazionali, a imprudente abbandono di apparecchi informatici o supporti di memoria e fonti non attaccabili da hacker.
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