A data breach occurs when cybercriminals hack into organizations databases and steal sensitive information.
The data, which is exposed to the public, can include, passwords, account numbers, correspondence, names, home addresses, Social Security numbers and more.
Your data being compromised indicates that someone was able to pose as you and make it into your private accounts. This means they can go even further with this deception. They might send inflammatory emails from your account that damage your reputation within your industry and/or social group.