It's an unfortunate but common story.
After using your credit card at a major retailer, you get some bad news: The company was hacked and your personal information may have been stolen.
Data breaches are a widespread problem affecting not just retailers, but government agencies and health-care organizations as well. An annual survey by Javelin found 13 million people were victims of identity theft last year, with the total amount stolen reaching $15 billion.
"Companies who have your data online are not securing it properly," said J.J. Thompson, CEO of Rook Security in Indianapolis.
If you have been part of a data breach, follow these steps to protect yourself.