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malicious email data breaches
September 19, 2022

Malicious Email Data Breaches – Claiming Compensation

Malicious email data breaches are one of the major risks we face as a digitised society nowadays as much of our living and working lives have moved onto the internet.

Our email address can be a gateway for hackers to try to exploit us for fraud and theft. I am sure that at least most people have received some form of scammer or spammer email in the past. We must always be wary of the risks, especially because hackers and criminals are increasingly perfecting their methods to try to make sure that they can dupe us into believing that they are legitimate organisations.

As a leading privacy claims law firm, we know all too well the impact that data breaches can have on the victims. This is why we represent people for claims for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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By Matt
claim compensation for identity theft
August 15, 2022

Claim compensation for identity theft

You could be entitled to claim compensation for identity theft and we, as Specialist Data Breach Lawyers, may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

You could be entitled to claim compensation for any losses or expenses incurred, but you can also be eligible to claim just for any distress that you have suffered from as a result of what has happened.

You can speak to the team for free, no-obligation legal advice by completing a contact form below, or calling now on 0800 634 75 75.

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By Matt
email addresses and passwords
August 08, 2022

Email addresses and passwords data breach claims

Exposed email addresses and passwords can cause havoc for a victim and can lead to the widespread misuse of accounts and information.

If such information is exposed due to a data breach, leak, or hack, the victim could be entitled to claim compensation with the Data Breach Lawyers on a No Win, No Fee basis. You could be entitled to recover thousands of pounds in damages and we want to help you now.

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By Matt
data for sale online
July 18, 2022

Data for sale online – claim compensation

Date of sale online is a modern problem that can affect millions of people worldwide. If your personal information has been exposed as a result of a data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

For eligible clients, we are happy to be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation. As long as we consider that you have a good enough chance of being able to secure compensation, we may be able to represent you this way.

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By Matt
GDPR Regulations deleting information
May 30, 2022

Data snooping attacks – claiming compensation

Data snooping attacks can come in a few different forms, and they can be something that the victim could be eligible to claim compensation for on a No Win, No Fee basis.

With any kind of snooping and/or cyberattack event, we do need to investigate a case to determine if there is a legal case to pursue. If we believe that there is, we may be able to represent you for a data breach claim now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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By Matt
local council data breach
May 16, 2022

Cloud data leaks: claiming compensation

We may see more and more cloud data leaks as society continues to move toward digital hosting and pulls away from physical hardware situated in an actual business premises.

A huge amount of the infrastructure that is now being deployed is used and stored in the cloud, so it is vulnerable to errors that can lead to leaks, or cyberattacks that can compromise whole systems.

Any defence is only as good as its weakest link, and the exact same can be said for how well protected and how secure information is from employee error. This is why defences, training, policies, and procedures must be the absolute best that they can be.

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By Matt
Ticketmaster data breach compensation
February 21, 2022

The risks of reusing passwords

In principle, most of us should recognise the value of creating complex, unique passwords for each of our online accounts, but many of us find it difficult to apply this principle in practice. Until we are directly confronted with a compromised security event, few of us may comprehend the risks of reusing passwords. It is for this reason that we think it’s important to reiterate the dangers of this fundamental security error, particularly in a world in which we are constantly facing the threats of cybercrime.

In the digital world, just one stolen or leaked password could allow a cybercriminal to unlock a wealth of valuable information. As hackers continue to develop more sophisticated methods, password misuse could be regarded as a growing phenomenon.

We are a firm of specialist data protection lawyers, so we know all too well the dangers that victims of information exposure can be made vulnerable to. In our capacity as data breach specialists, we want to empower our clients to protect their data security as far as they can, which is why we are offering this advice as a basic data protection strategy.

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By Matt
banking app scams
December 06, 2021

Spikes in retail data breaches in the run up to Christmas

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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By Matt
Hacked Cybersecurity
November 15, 2021

Labour Party data breach stems from ransomware cyberattack

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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By Matt
large medical healthcare data breaches
November 01, 2021

Medical data breach claims

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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By Matt
Airline data breach
May 31, 2021

easyJet Cyberattack Claim

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.

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By Matt
hackers
April 05, 2021

Customers reportedly told to keep quiet about Fat Face data breach

Reports have recently emerged detailing the events of the Fat Face data breach, following the company’s decision to send out an email to affected customers. Victims were reportedly told to keep the information about the incident private.

The data breach itself is understood to have occurred in January, but it was not until the end of March that customers learned of the exposure of their information. Investigations by Fat Face has established that some systems were reportedly subjected to unauthorised access, affecting both customer and employee data. It has also been alleged that Fat Face paid a ransom to a cybercrime gang, though neither the company nor the ICO, the data protection regulator, appear to have confirmed this claim.

Those who have had their private information exposed in the Fat Face data breach may be able to recover compensation for the harm caused. Everyone has a right to adequate data protection. If companies fail in this duty, they can be liable to issue pay-outs to those affected.

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By Matt

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