Posted by Matthew on January 18, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Hacking News and tagged with compensation | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | personal data
The Butlins data breach incident was one of many that hit the UK in 2018. As holidays are getting booked up in the post-Christmas period, data security may well be a concern for some.
We know from the recent Marriott data breach that passport data was compromised. The data that’s collected as part of booking holidays can be private and sensitive, and could leave victims at risk of fraudulent activity.
In the Butlins data breach of last year, it was personal information that appeared to have been exposed.
Posted by Matthew on January 17, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Mobile Data Security Smartphones Technology and tagged with apps | council | council data breaches | cybersecurity | online security | personal data
The York Council app that was hacked late last year has reportedly been shut down as a result of the data breach incident.
It’s understood that the public-facing aspect of the app is no longer available. Residents had been able to access it and use it as part of waste-reduction plans and for the improvement of their environmental performance.
After it was discovered that the app lacked the proper security to keep users’ data safe, the app has now been reportedly shut down and is no longer publicly-available.
If you’ve been victim of a Suffolk Council data breach, we may be able to help you; and you’re not alone either!
Recent data reportedly indicated that there has been an increase of around a third in terms of the number of reported Suffolk Council data breach incidents in 2018 when compared to 2017. Suffolk Council has suggested that this could be because of the new GDPR that came into force last year. They’ve also suggested it could be due to greater awareness from staff, meaning more breaches are being reported.
But that doesn’t mean that those breaches haven’t been taking place. With council data breaches being one of the most common cases we help people with, we can’t say we’re surprised by this latest report.
The Marriott data breach UK action for compensation may grow as revelations about unencrypted passport numbers being exposed hit the media.
We know there were some 500m records reportedly exposed in the huge Marriot data breach. As investigations into the breach continue, more information has come to light about the extent and the nature of the data that was exposed.
Some of the information potentially compromised in the breach could leave people at an imminent risk of fraudulent activity.
The No Win, No Fee Equifax data breach compensation action we launched in 2017 is still going strong, and we’re still accepting new cases.
If you’ve yet to sign-up for an Equifax data breach claim, have a read of our advice and get the case started as soon as you can.
In terms of where we are with the cases, we’re continuing to act for a large group of victims claiming for data breach compensation. The legal action is still ongoing, but with the action now being live since 2017, we’re urging anyone who has yet to join to do so ASAP.
The Chelmsford City Council data breach was another preventable incident of information exposure by a local authority that has affected thousands of people.
Personal information that was submitted using online forms was accidentally left visible on the website. There’s no way of knowing for sure if the information exposed was used or copied, leaving victims with a lack of closure over the incident.
More than 6,500 people that were affected by the breach have been informed by email that their data has been exposed.
Can you claim Dixons Carphone data breach compensation? You could join the action for justice we launched last year.
There’s no doubt that the company has been hit hard by the data breach. They reportedly posted a £440m loss for part of last year and have undergone some restructuring as well. But that aside, victim are entitled to claim for Dixons Carphone data breach compensation. Our legal action is separate to regularity fines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office as well. The breach took place before GDPR came into force, so they wont be seeing a significant fine.
Our legal action is already well underway, but it’s not too late to join if you’ve yet to sign-up.
Posted by Matthew on December 20, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Group Action Hacking News Mobile Data Security and tagged with apps | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | Group Action | online security | personal data
iPhone app data breaches, leaks and hacks are on the rise as much as then use of apps continues to rise in everyday society.
Many people just assume that data on apps and phones is secure. Recent investigations and data breach incidents have told us a totally different story about the security of apps on phones.
People have a lot of reasons to worry. There have been a number of apps that have been comprised through poor security. Potentially millions of people are putting their private and sensitive data at risk every day.
There’s been a recent Caerphilly council data protection incident where the personal details of a family were published on its website
Council data protection incidents are unfortunately common. Councils hold a wealth of personal and sensitive data about us, and if this isn’t protected, a breach can cause serious harm to the victims.
With councils and local authorities often committing data protection breaches, we help a lot of people claiming for data breach compensation arising from their local council. A lot of the individual claims that we deal with involve local councils or outsourced local authority agencies.
Are you eligible to make a claim for Cathay Pacific data breach compensation? As expert data claims lawyers, we can help you.
The Cathay Pacific data breach is similar to the British Airways data breach action we’ve launched. It’s another case of a serious airliner breach, and it has affected millions of people around the world.
The Data Leak Lawyers are already representing victims claiming in over 20 different data breach actions. Our specialism and focus is on data breach class action cases. If you’ve been affected by the Cathay Pacific breach, we can help you.