Suffering the impact of a data breach at Christmas is something we are used to helping people with on a No Win, No Fee basis.
This is the time of year when data breach numbers can increase as more people go online to spend in time for the big day. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more of our shopping is now online anyway, and the dangers of breaches, leaks and hacks are evident.
If you suffer from a data breach, you should never suffer in silence. Here is how we can help you.
A time of more data breaches
You should not be surprised to have suffered from a data breach at Christmas, as it is a time of year when these kinds of events can be more likely to happen. This is especially the case during the coronavirus pandemic, as many more of us are pushed to do our shopping online, and that is where the cybercriminals are lying in wait for us.
Cybercriminals do target online platforms to steal data. They also target victims of data breaches with scam calls and emails as they try to pass themselves off as legitimate companies.
At a time when so many of us are shopping online and interacting with so many platforms, websites, apps, and other outlets, we need to be careful.
Sometimes, there is little we can do about falling victim to a data breach. As much as people are targeted at Christmas, so are companies. You can easily fall victim of a data breach like a cyberattack when a company is hacked, and data is stolen from them directly.
We all need to be careful and vigilant – and know our rights if something ever does go wrong.
What can you do about a data breach at Christmas?
If your personal information has been misused and/or exposed as a result of a data breach at Christmas, you could be entitled to claim compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
You could be eligible to claim damages for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You can also be entitled to receive damages for any money lost or stolen as a result of fraud and theft, or arising from identity theft or similar crimes that can take place due to a data breach.
If you have suffered as a result of a data breach at Christmas, our team is on hand to offer you free and no-obligation advice which you can access here.
We can normally tell you in minutes if you are eligible for our No Win, No Fee legal representation.
From the team at Your Lawyers – T/A The Data Leak Lawyers
Your Lawyers – the leading consumer action and data breach experts behind The Data Leak Lawyers – would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It has been a very hard year for most, and we are fortunate to be in the strong position to have been able to carry on during these trying times. We have a duty to our clients and a duty to carry out our responsibilities for our ongoing court matters and group actions, and we have been able to continue to operate safely with most of our staff working remotely during the lockdown periods.
As things stand, the future remains bleak in terms of data breach prevention, and we expect to be representing many more thousands of clients as we fight for their right to justice. We are here to help with extended opening hours until 10pm on most weekdays and 9am to 5pm on most weekends.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on December 23, 2020
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