When companies tell you your data was stolen, it's not always clear what really happened. Here's what the terms mean.
But you don't need to be a lawyer or a computer science expert to decipher them. Before you skip down to the part where they offer you free credit monitoring (if you're lucky), it's worth looking at that breach notification to learn more about what really happened. It can tell you how good a job the company was doing at protecting your privacy and point to where things went wrong.

Here are some tips on what these terms and phrases really mean.
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