Month: September 2016
In recent years, hacks and leaks have increased at an extraordinary rate. Although most data breaches still occur within the healthcare sector, the utilities sector remains one of the biggest culprits as well. The TalkTalk data hack last year is still fresh in our minds, and we’re assisting people making claims off the back of that particular hack.
Another one was the 2015 British Gas leak where the email addresses and passwords of 2,200 of its customers appeared online.
Read More “Were you affected by the British Gas data breach that was leaked online?”
An NHS Trust in Blackpool was fined £185,000 when confidential details of staff members were posted online. On top of the breach itself, The Trust also failed to take proper action on the data breach for almost a year.
The information that was posted online by The Trust included names, birth dates, and national insurance numbers, along with other information like sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and pay scales. The information that was posted was of 6,574 both past and present employees.
Read More “We’re still taking on cases for the Blackpool NHS data breach”