Posted by Matthew on February 18, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data GDPR Latest Security Social Networking Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data controllers | data leak | facebook | online security | personal data | social media data breaches
Greater Facebook regulation is looking imminent after a year-long inquiry that included issues over the misuse of personal data.
The inquiry, launched in-part after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, comes after a spate of recent data breach incidents involving the social medial platform. The recommendations made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee include an independent regulator to oversee tech firms like Facebook.
It’s not been an easy process judging from the remarks of MPs and others involved with the inquiry. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, didn’t even come to the UK to answer questions himself, which has reportedly caused a stir.
The recent iPhone eavesdropping bug has whipped up something of a frenzy after a glitch was discovered that affected users of its FaceTime feature.
In an era where we’re constantly being hit with data breaches, and were online security is at the forefront of many people’s minds, the issue has resulted in a great deal of worry for some people. And with Apple often talking about how much they value privacy, this latest glitch has no doubt caused a bit of embarrassment.
Some have called for people to refrain from using the FaceTime feature until the iPhone eavesdropping bug has been resolved. We’d be inclined to agree.
A settlement was recently reached over the 2013 Yahoo data hack incidents that saw billions of accounts compromised worldwide.
The holding company for what remains of Yahoo who took over the company’s liabilities has reached a settlement for a number of legal actions it had been facing in the wake of the cyber-attack.
The Yahoo data hack was one of the biggest ever recorded. It was arguably a real wakeup call about the importance of data security in a world that’s continually increasing the use of online technology.
Human error has been blamed for the Ceredigion council data leak that was discovered last year. Personal and sensitive information had been accidentally uploaded to the council’s website in error.
The matter was reported to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) who could still issue a GDPR fine. However, for the victims, justice can be achieved by a separate legal case they’d be entitled to launch.
Human error remains one of the top causes for data breach incidents in the UK. Council data breach compensation claims are also one of the more common types of cases we deal with as well. We’re therefore not surprised to hear that the Ceredigion council data leak fits into this category.
Want to know more about claiming Well Pharmacy data breach compensation if you were affected by the recent incident? Here’s some advice on your rights, and how we can help you.
We’ve launched legal action for victims of the recent Well Pharmacy data breach. We’re taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for those who match our eligibility criteria. We appreciate that the nature of the information exposed in this breach is quite sensitive. Victims can be entitled to claim data breach compensation because the law is on your side.
Starting your claim for Well Pharmacy data breach compensation is easy. You can join the action we’ve initiated quickly, easily and confidentially.
Posted by Matthew on February 11, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Security Technology and tagged with compensation | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | online security | personal data
The Mumsnet data breach hit the news last week, with dozens of accounts reportedly affected after a software upgrade caused a leak incident.
The parenting site is said to have reported themselves to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) already. The UK’s data watchdog will now have to decide whether the incident is serious enough to warrant any form of financial punishment for the incident. The Mumsnet data breach resulted in personal information for the affected users being exposed.
Any victim of a data breach can be entitled to claim data breach compensation for any distress and financial loss caused. We see these kinds of breaches all the time, and news of new breaches doesn’t come as a surprise to us anymore.
Need to know more about the huge British Airways data breach and what to do if you were affected? We can help you.
The British Airways data breach led to the information for 380,000 payment cards being compromised. The exposed data included full card numbers, expiry dates and security codes (CVV) on the reverse of cards, as well as the personal information for the cardholder.
Victims of the breach have been put at an immediate risk of theft and fraud, and it’s possible that the hackers have already sold the payment card information that was stolen. Follow this guidance for what to do if you are affected by the breach. You may be eligible to join our compensation group.
Posted by Matthew on February 07, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Info Latest Security Technology and tagged with cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | online security | personal data | ransomware
Are we in the midst of a rise in gaming data breach incidents? As more and more games are now full of consumables, we know hackers are targeting the gaming industry.
We recently wrote about the Fortnite hackers who have been reportedly making a mint off the back of stealing other people’s accounts and selling them on. Teenagers are being recruited to get involved in mass hacking jobs that appear relatively easy to carry out.
When you consider that the gaming industry is now an even more lucrative market as a result of consumables like loot boxes and other in-game purchases, digital property can be an attractive and profitable target.
A former candidate for Houghton Regis Town Council has been fined in a bizarre incident that led to a Bedfordshire Police data breach.
The former candidate had reportedly been arrested at his home when an officer left her netbook unattended with him. He then took a photo of the notebook and uploaded it online. He has been fined £200.00 and made to pay additional costs in the sum of £115.00.
This is certainly one of the more bizarre police data breach incidents we’ve ever come across before. It’s a prime example of just how easy it is for personal and potentially sensitive data to be breached and shared.
Our legal action for compensation has already begun, and if you’ve yet to sign-up for a claim, please get in touch with our team for help.
The online retailer suffered a huge data breach in November 2018 that affected over 16,000 of their customers. Personal and financial information was exposed in the breach, meaning victims can be vulnerable to financial fraud.