No one likes to hear that their bank, credit card issuer, transaction processor, or any of the merchants they've used who issue plastic has been hit with a security breach. But it happens: These are the steps to take afterward.
With all the hackers in the headlines, you might be feeling more hesitant to offer up your credit card numbers while doing your online shopping. Virtual credit-card numbers, provided by many banks and credit-card issuers for free, can help. Here's how to use them -- and why you should still remain vigilant about checking your account if you do.