Category: Cybersecurity

Lister Fertility Clinic data breach legal advice

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The Lister Fertility Clinic data breach has resulted in the personal information of what may be around 1,700 patients at risk of exposure following a cyberattack.

The attack itself actually hit a third-party supplier, but it is feared that information caught up in the data breach may include personal and sensitive medical records and information. Correspondence is being sent out to affected victims, and those who are affected may be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation.

For eligible clients that place their claim with us, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Labour Party data breach stems from ransomware cyberattack

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At the start of the month, it came to light that a potentially major Labour Party data breach was taking place, reportedly involving a third party suffering from a cyberattack.

Although it is understood that Labour’s own systems were not breached or directly affected by the cyberattack, a third party that stores and processes information for members on behalf of the Party was hit by what was reported to be a ransomware attack. It is thought that the hackers were not targeting Labour directly and appear to have financial motivations behind the attack.

The Labour Party notified members of the data breach and warned them to be wary of being contacted for scams, which could occur via email, text or from calls. We have taken on cases for those affected, so contact the team for help and advice now.

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Medical data breach claims

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Healthcare organisations hold swathes of medical records and information, most of which are stored digitally. Technological developments have put pressure on healthcare organisations to ensure medical data is protected with strong cybersecurity and strict data processing regulations, but some hospitals and practices are still failing to meet the mark. When a healthcare organisation causes a medical data breach, the effects can be significant for those affected.

Victims can have their privacy compromised in all kinds of ways, but the underlying truth is always the same; if a third-party organisation has failed to protect your information, your right to privacy may have been breached, and you may be entitled to claim compensation.

As specialist Data Breach Lawyers, we have been supporting victims through the difficult aftermath of data breaches for several years, helping them to obtain the compensation they deserve. Anyone who has been affected by a medical data breach can contact us for free, expert advice on their potential claim. You could be entitled to No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Cybersecurity month 2021 – the importance of our work

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The importance of our work in fighting for the rights of data breach victims is highlighted with the annual passing of Cybersecurity month 2021.

It is not just about what has happened, what can be better, and how we can improve the overall landscape of data protection matters. It is also about recognising that real people have suffered injustice and distress when their personal and private information has been exposed or misused. And this is important to recognise.

As specialist Data Breach Lawyers, our job is to support those affected by such incidents and make sure that they can access some form of justice for what they have had to go through. This is why we can offer No Win, No Fee legal support to victims now.

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Watford Community Housing data leak

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Over a year has passed since the Watford Community Housing data leak, in which an erroneous email caused thousands of tenants’ personal information to be exposed. Data security was not the only thing to be compromised, with some victims feeling their personal safety was also at risk.

In our eyes, the data leak constituted a severe case of data protection negligence, in which a basic error was allowed to cause significant damage to thousands of victims. As specialists in data breach claims, we have often witnessed poor awareness of the severity of breaches such as the Watford Community Housing leak, and our work is important to make sure that victims receive some form of justice for what has happened.

We want to reassure victims that we know how distressing these incidents can be, and to remind them that they still have a chance to make a compensation claim. In fact, you could be entitled to make a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, so make sure to seek our advice today for more information if you have yet to join the compensation action.

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Twitch data leak exposes earnings information and pay-out lists

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The recently reported Twitch data leak is understood to have exposed the earnings information for streamers, whose data is now said to be circulating on pay-out lists on the internet.

Earnings and pay-out information for the streamers affected is personal data that they should be allowed to have full control over. The fact that it has now been exposed means that those affected could be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation. For anyone eligible for a legal case, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee arrangements.

Read on for more advice and information, and please do not hesitate to contact the team for free, no-obligation help now.

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Passwords found on the dark web

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As a tool for accessing online accounts, passwords can often be a key target for cybercriminals. As such, when a data breach or cyberattack occurs, passwords can be among the most valuable information for the hackers to get hold of in the incident. In the aftermath of incidents like these, passwords found on the dark web can be a sign of the scale of the data theft, and the security threat to the affected victims.

Security researchers are often searching the dark web for indications of consumer data theft, and there have been a number of alarming news stories in recent years detailing how much personal information may be circulating on the dark web. The sharing, sale and purchasing of data is a highly worrying prospect, particularly for those who know that their information has been exposed.

When a third-party company fails to protect your personal data, this can make it vulnerable to misuse by cybercriminals. Nobody should be put in these dangerous situations, which is why data breach victims can be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused on a No Win, No Fee basis with us.

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Cyberattack compensation for travel data breach victims

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Holding vast amounts of sensitive personal data, travel companies are often prime targets for cybercriminals, for whom their databases can represent valuable assets. In the past few years, we have seen a number of huge cyberattacks hit the travel sector, affecting millions of customers. Anyone affected could be eligible to claim cyberattack compensation for travel data exposure.

In fact, it is important to remember that the blame for the harm caused by a cyberattack does not fall solely on the hackers, as the data controller can be responsible if it emerges that their systems were not properly protected. As such, they can be liable to issue compensation pay-outs to the victims.

As specialists in data breach claims, we have taken on a number of major travel companies to hold them to account for data breaches, including British Airways, easyJet and Marriott. We know what it takes to pursue justice in cases like these, so contact us today if you would like expert advice on your eligibility to claim compensation.

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Cyberattack on ForHousing and Liberty results in data theft

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A recent ransomware attack on ForHousing and Liberty has led to the alleged theft of private data after hackers are understood to have managed to gain unauthorised access to the systems of ForViva, the social housing group to which the two companies belong. The executive of the group has reportedly stated that only a small volume of data may have been compromised, but the incident nevertheless has the potential to cause damage to data privacy.

Social housing groups like ForViva are usually required to hold a range of personal information to support their operations, both relating to their staff and, of course, to their residents. As such, they have important data protection responsibilities and must be relied upon to keep the information they store and process secure. Even in the case of cyberattacks, all data controllers retain a degree of responsibility, as they are expected to defend against such external threats as far as they possibly can.

As leading specialist Data Breach Lawyers, we are here to ensure data controllers are held to their legal duties that they are bound to when it comes to data protection law. Making data breach claims is a key route to achieving justice. If the security of your information has been compromised by the actions or negligence of a third party, you could be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis now.

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Guntrader data breach

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Hackers have reportedly accessed thousands of personal records held by Guntrader.uk recently, a website that provides a marketplace for the buying and selling of guns. The Guntrader data breach has brought up serious concerns about the dangers of sensitive information exposure, with the authorities cautioning customers about the potential risks of gun theft.

While the ownership of firearms is kept under control by strict rules and regulations here in the UK, there are still legitimate retailers that provide for the legal circulations of guns. However, the risk of a data breach like the one at Guntrader is that it could reveal intelligence that facilitates illegitimate gun ownership.

With the stakes so high, it is vital that sites like Guntrader keep their private information under tight security. If it emerges that Guntrader failed to protect personal information in accordance with legal requirements, it could be held accountable for a breach of data protection law, meaning that those affected by the incident could be entitled to claim compensation.

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West Midlands Police data breaches

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It has been three years since a number of West Midlands Police data breaches of 2016 were first reported, but we believe that they still provide a key example of the damage that can be done when officers fail in their data protection duties. In 2017, it was reported that police officers in the West Midlands branch were reportedly responsible for a total of 24 data breaches in the previous year.

The figure is significant when it is considered how easily such breaches could have been avoided. The majority were caused by human error, which can generally be avoided with more caution and rigorous data protection practices.

As a data controller, the police force holds perhaps one of the most sensitive stores of information in the UK. From criminal records to victims’ details, it is vital that this information is kept secure, or there can be profound harmful consequences. If you have been adversely impacted by a police data breach, you may be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Typeform data breach claim

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It is now three years since Typeform suffered a data breach, in which the survey company was hit by hackers. On 27th June 2018, the company identified the issue, which they said had allowed the hackers to steal customer information from a “partial backup” set. Those affected by the incident may still be able to make a Typeform data breach claim, and we can still offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

As specialists in data breach claims, we stand up for victims who have had their data exposed or compromised by third-party organisations. It can be distressing for anyone to learn that their private information may have become vulnerable to misuse, which is why it is vital to assert your legal rights in the event of a data breach.

If Typeform is found to have failed to protect customer data, those affected by the data breach could be eligible to recover compensation. Anyone who was notified of their involvement in the Typeform data breach can contact us for free, no-obligation advice on their potential claim.

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