Month: December 2021

Compensation for a Ministry of Defence data breach

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If you have suffered information exposure or misuse arising from a Ministry of Defence data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Any breach, leak or hack could entitle a victim to pursue a legal case, and most people claim for the personal impact that a data breach has had on them. In a case involving the MOD, the impact could be serious. The GDPR is there to protect us, so any breach of it can mean victims are entitled to justice.

We will also briefly look at the recent incident involving the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (Arap) as a clear example of how serious an MOD data breach incident can be.

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Have you suffered from a data breach at work?

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If you have suffered distress or any form of financial loss as a direct result of a data breach at work, you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation, and you could claim now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

At The Data Breach Lawyers, our name speaks for itself. We are specialists in data breach compensation claims, having been representing victims for privacy matters for a number of years. We represent thousands of people just like you, and our team is engaged in dozens of group and multi-party data actions too.

Any form of data breach in the workplace could have a significant impact on the victim. If this has happened to you, here is some advice about what you could do and how we may be able to help you.

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Stor-A-File cyberattack: data dumped on the dark web

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The latest developments in the recently discovered Stor-A-File cyberattack are concerning. After the company refused to pay a ransom demand issued by the hackers behind the attack, what has been described as tens of thousands of files have now reportedly been dumped on the dark web.

It is understood that Store-A-File refused to meet the demands of the ransom, which was reportedly set at £3m in Bitcoin, on the advice of authorities. Unfortunately, the hackers appear to have followed through on their threats and have now exposed information caught up in the data breach on the dark web. It could now be exploited by criminals, and victims will need to remain incredibly vigilant.

We recently reported on the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach as one of the organisations that were caught up in the Stor-A-File cyberattack. Some 1,700 patients had reportedly been corresponded with to advise of their potential involvement in the breach as a company using Stor-A-File for scanning services. It is thought that some 13 organisations may be affected in all, and these are understood to include the NHS, GP surgeries, local councils, and some private sector companies including law firms and accountants.

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Spikes in retail data breaches in the run up to Christmas

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As we are now in December, our shopping habits are bound to increase in the run up to Christmas, so now is the time to remind people about spikes in retail data breaches at this time of the year.

Not only can this apply for people needing to make sure that they are safe when shopping online, but it can also apply for the time of the year being perfect for scammers to exploit. This is the time of year when retail businesses are usually busier, and when there may often be a lot of traffic on websites. It can be the perfect time for hackers to exploit businesses, and any lapses in security could come back to haunt.

Whilst it may be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the most vulnerable times of the year when it comes to data protection and cybersecurity.

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