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You could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation for incorrectly configured databases if your personal information is subsequently misused or exposed.
We may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis, and you can contact us for free, no-obligation legal help here now.
We are now two years on since news of the Virgin Media data leak first hit the headlines, and we continue to represent thousands of victims claiming with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The data breach affected some 900,000 people, most of whom were customers, and it stemmed from a marketing database being left unsecured and accessible online. During the data breach period that lasted between April 2019 and February 2020, at least one unknown third party is understood to have accessed the data, and the breach was only discovered by an independent security researcher.
Not long after the discovery of the data leak, victims were contacted, and we then received inquiries from those affected asking us for help and advice to claim compensation.
Every data breach can have a damaging impact on its victims, but the most impactful are perhaps those which happen at large corporations or organisations. The sheer amount of information exposed can be huge if a large company’s systems are subjected to a hack or a security error. In the most wide-reaching cases, thousands or even millions of victims could become vulnerable to criminal activity. Groups of data breach victims can claim compensation together in data breach group action cases, and we engage in this style of work a lot.
We have played a key role in many consumer group actions over the years, helping thousands of victims to achieve justice and win the compensation that they deserve. There can be strength in numbers – claiming in one group can allow us to present a strong, collective force against the defendants, and it can also demonstrate how harmful the implications of the data breach have been.
Email and phone scams continue to become more pervasive and varied as cybercrime grows, and one of the latest forms involves scammers claiming to work for Virgin Media.
The telecoms company has issued a warning in response to the reports of the fraudulent communication. Virgin Media suffered a notable data breach last year, and we are currently taking on claimants in a group action against the company. However, there is no evidence that these scammers are linked to the data breach, but there is a good reason as to why we need to look at how the two could, even if in theory, be linked.
Personal data is a valuable commodity to fraudsters, and there is a lot of money to be made by the theft and resale of private information. With a few simple contact details, scammers may be able to manipulate unsuspecting victims into handing over further personal data. This has happened before with data breaches and scammers have targeted victims, even passing themselves off as the breached company by exploiting exposed information. This is why it is important to talk about these issues in the context of a breach.
In March 2020, Virgin Media announced a shocking revelation about (mainly) customer data being exposed, and the Virgin Media data group action was launched as a result.
The telecoms giant admitted that the personal information of 900,000 customers had been exposed in a large-scale incident. The leak resulted in swathes of people’s information being potentially vulnerable to significant data security risks. As a result, we were compelled into action, and the legal case for justice is in full swing.
We are taking on more and more claims all the time in our fight for justice, and we wish to alert any affected victims that you can still be entitled to join if Virgin Media has notified you of your involvement in the data breach. Please be aware that there will likely be a court-imposed cut-off data for joining the action, so we recommend that you sign up to launch your claim as soon as possible.
The Virgin Media Group Action has been launched for victims of the 2020 data breach, and the telecommunications giant now has weeks to respond or face court action.
In the event that they do not respond and agree to resolve cases amicably by way of an agreed resolution, an application for a Group Litigation Order (GLO) is set to be issued. This will usually lead to claimants’ cases being brought together under one set of efficient proceedings. Crucially, it will usually also lead to a final deadline for people to join the case as well.
Now that the Virgin Media Group Action has been launched, victims of the data breach are urgent to sign-up and start their case as soon as possible.
If you have yet to join the Virgin Media data breach action, where you could claim thousands of pounds in compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, here is what you need to do.
There is a dedicated website here – VirginMediaDataBreach.Co.Uk – where you can sign-up now for a compensation claim. You can benefit from No Win, No Fee representation from our leading legal team, and get a case set up in a matter of minutes. You could be entitled to receive up to £5,000.00 in damages, based on early provisional estimations.
Whatever you do, do not leave it too late to start a case. There will likely be court cut-off dates in the future, and missing those could mean missing out on your chance to claim.
If you have yet to sign-up for a Virgin Media data breach compensation claim, here is what you need to know and what you need to do to secure your place in the group action.
We will briefly outline whether you are eligible to join the action and what the action is for. We will also direct you to where you can sign up for a case quickly and easily. If you want to do this now, just head over to the dedicated website here.
You still have time to claim, but we do recommend that you sign-up for a Virgin Media data breach compensation case as soon as you can. There will likely be deadlines in place in the future and you are far better off getting the process started earlier to make sure you don’t miss any chances to receive compensation.
If you have not already started your Virgin Media data breach compensation claim, here’s the important advice you need to know for getting signed-up as soon as you can.
There’s a dedicated website for you to be able to quickly and easily sign-up for a case. We’re representing clients for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis to make sure that you are protected when you pursue your legal case with us.
Here’s how you can sign-up today and a little information about the group action for compensation we are involved with.
If you have yet to start your Virgin Media data breach claim, you can sign-up quickly and easily today for No Win, No Fee representation.
If you are one of the 900,000 victims of the data breach, you have the right to justice. We are representing a large group of victims for cases and there is still time to claim if you have yet to sign-up. You could be entitled to an estimated pay-out of up to £5,000.00 for the distress suffered by the loss of control of your personal data.
Here’s a little information about making a claim and the No Win, No Fee guarantees that we have in place for you.
Huge numbers of Derbyshire Virgin Media customers have come forward to claim compensation as victims of the 2020 data breach following further coverage of the action in the media.
The Derbyshire Telegraph has featured a piece on the compensation action and the rights of midlands victims. Those who are affected by the data breach could be entitled to estimated compensation amounts of up to £5,000.00 as part of a possible £4.5bn package being pursued.
There could be more than 10,000 Derbyshire Virgin Media customers affected, and victims can claim via the Virgin Media Data Breach Group Action website here.
It’s important that people are made aware that they have the right to make a claim for compensation with No Win, No Fee support. The process for starting a case has been set up so all victims need to do is complete the simple forms on the Virgin Media Group Action website here.
Victims could be entitled to claim an estimated potential £5,000.00 in damages for the loss of control of personal information that stems from the breach. If you’ve been informed that your data was exposed, we may be able to help you.