Some of 2018’s breaches were amongst the largest of all time. While breaches used to be isolated, nowadays, each breach acts as a harbinger, meaning each escalating breach is interconnected. “Cyber-criminals may be able to compile enough of a digital profile about you to trick you into revealing more,” according to Mike Snider of USA Today. Some simple tips to protect yourself include, using unique passwords, updating security software, and utilizing identity theft protection services.