As tech moves more and more into cyberspace, cloud data breaches are on the rise, and we expect they may keep rising as well.
But why aren’t they secure in the first place, and what can you do if you’re the victim of a cloud data breach incident?
There can be a number of reasons as to how cloud data breaches happen. One of the questions that victims of a data breach may ask is who their legal case needs to be against: the organisation responsible for your data, or the cloud provider. Either way, you may be able to make a claim for data breach compensation when your data is breached, hacked or leaked as a result of the use of cloud software.
How cloud data breaches can happen
One of the most common reasons cloud data breaches happen is actually down to the fault of employees in an organisation, according to a recent report. Whether it’s a case of failing to secure their access to cloud software properly, or the use of poor passwords, breaking into a cloud database isn’t always the fault of the cloud provider.
And we’re not surprised by the recent findings either. There can often be a reliance on the confidence that cloud providers have cybersecurity measures to prevent breaches and hacks. But it’s the organisation and their employees who open the door to access the data contained in the cloud, and that’s where the weakest point can be.
If an organisation’s email or a different server is hacked, criminals could then use that as a platform to gain access to cloud data as well. No amount of cybersecurity may be good enough when it comes down to a simple case of compromised credentials.
Can you claim compensation for cloud data breaches?
Victims of cloud data breaches may be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation. If the breach, leak or hack was preventable, we can hold someone to account; whether that’s the organisation, or the cloud provider.
All you need to do to find out if we can help you is to contact the team for free, no-obligation advice. If we think we can help you, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation.
What have you got to lose?
About the Data Leak Lawyers
The Data Leak Lawyers have been fighting for justice in data breach claims and actions for years. Thousands of people have come to us for help over the years we’ve been pioneering data breach compensation, and our lawyers are fighting for justice over 25 separate group / multi-party actions.
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First published by Matthew on May 10, 2019
Posted in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Security Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | online security