Month: May 2021
In May 2020, the news of the easyJet cyberattack broke, and the airline revealed that around 9 million customers had been impacted by what it labelled a “highly sophisticated cyber-attack”.
We are now representing people for an easyJet cyberattack compensation action to ensure that as many victims as possible can recover compensation for any harm caused.
The travel industry is often a target for cybercriminals, with British Airways and Marriott numbering among the other companies to have suffered major data breaches in recent years. Yet cybercriminals alone cannot be blamed for these breaches. EasyJet should be held accountable for the security vulnerabilities that allowed an attack of this scale to occur, if this is what has taken place.
May 2021 marked the third anniversary of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which was implemented in the EU and adopted in the UK in 2018. Seen as a landmark moment, the new piece of data protection legislation forced many businesses and other data controllers to drastically rethink their approach to personal information.
However, now three years have passed, the GDPR’s impact is questionable. Thousands of data breaches are reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) every year, with the biggest incidents often affecting hundreds of thousands or even millions of consumers. We are representing victims for some of the most damaging data breaches of the last three years, including those at British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Media.
The GDPR may have failed to influence some businesses to change their ways, but it can entitle victims to make a compensation claim in the event that their data protection rights are breached. While so many data breaches continue to happen, we are here to support those affected to claim the compensation pay-outs that they deserve.
Affecting around nine million customers, the easyJet cyberattack was one of the biggest data security incidents of last year. In May, it was reported that easyJet had identified an attack in January, described as “highly sophisticated” in a statement to the media.
While many had travel and contact details exposed, there were also some victims who had their financial information accessed. Regardless of the type of details exposed, millions were made vulnerable to security risks that they would not have faced had easyJet succeeded in defending the attack.
We began taking on claims soon after the attack was announced, and we are continuing to support those victims who want to claim the compensation they deserve. You have a right to expect that your data is stored securely by third parties, and where data controllers fail in their legal obligations, you could be eligible to recover thousands of pounds in compensation. If you were a victim of the easyJet cyberattack, as we mark one year passing since news of the breach, you can still claim now – No Win, No Fee.
In 2018, British Airways suffered two data breach incidents, affecting hundreds of thousands of customers. The breaches both subjected personal data to unauthorised access by hackers, leaving victims vulnerable to scams and fraud. We have been taking on British Airways data breach claims since 2018 and are taking forward a large group of Claimants, so we are determined to see that as many victims as possible can access the justice they deserve.
The deadline to join the group action has already been extended to June, which means victims only have a few weeks left to start their claim as things stand. Those affected could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation, and you can sign-up for a No Win, No Fee legal case on the BA Group Action website here.
As leading data breach and consumer action lawyers, we are here to help.
Reports have recently emerged alleging that Foxtons Group, one of Britain’s largest estate agents, was aware that masses of financial data belonging to their customers had been reportedly exposed on the dark web but neglected to notify their customers. The news of the Foxtons Group data breach issues first emerged following a malware attack on the estate agency in October last year, after which it was stated that “sensitive data” had not been exposed. Foxtons then reportedly learned in January that private information had found its way to the dark web, but it reportedly failed to make customers aware of this fact, leaving it to news outlets to publish the allegations.
We believe that, on the face of things, the reported inaction of Foxtons Group is a significant cause for concern. It is worrying for customers to learn that their data may have been being misused by cybercriminals without their knowledge that it had even been stolen.