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The Butlins data breach incident

Posted by Matthew on January 18, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Hacking News and tagged with | | | |

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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.

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Closure of York Council app after hack

Posted by Matthew on January 17, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Mobile Data Security Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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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.

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The Marriott data breach UK compensation action

Posted by Matthew on January 15, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action and tagged with | |

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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.

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Chelmsford City Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on January 10, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Security Technology and tagged with | | |

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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.

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Fortnite hackers making a mint

Posted by Matthew on January 09, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with | | | |

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Fortnite hackers – some of whom are as young as 14 – are reportedly making a mint through the practice of “Fortnite Cracking”.

Fortnite, the free-to-play online game where users can make in-game purchases like skins for their characters, has opened up a whole new form of black market. Hackers are targeting accounts and stealing them to then resell them based on the value of the account.

Some of the hackers are reportedly making thousands of pounds from stealing the accounts of other users. Now, authorities are set to be stepping-up their efforts to stop this growing black market.

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Have you suffered an Amazon data leak?

Posted by Matthew on January 07, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Retail Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | |

If you’ve been the victim of an Amazon data leak, we may be able to help you claim data leak compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The most recent Amazon data leak took place last month, and there wasn’t a great deal of detail released about it. All that was said to victims was that some data had been exposed, and that victims don’t need to take any action. Although this may suggest that the leak was contained, people should always be vigilant. Companies should always ensure to warn people that they may need to take action.

One key element we do understand is that the most recent Amazon data leak reportedly stemmed from an API issue. This is important to know.

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Bethesda data leak

Posted by Matthew on January 04, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Security Technology and tagged with | | |

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The computer gaming giants apologised last month after the Bethesda data leak led to customers being able to access data they shouldn’t have.

According to reports from angry customers, the data leak reportedly involved personal information and some payment data. The leak came off the back of a number of complaints involving the Fallout 76 game, and the leak itself involved the company’s complaints systems.

As the world of online gaming continues to grow, we expect incidents like the Bethesda data leak to become more common. Read More


Marriott data breach compensation

Posted by Matthew on January 02, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Group Action Hacking News Latest and tagged with | | | |

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If you’ve yet to sign-up to claim Marriott data breach compensation, you can contact our team for help and advice today.

Some 500m people have been affected by the monumental Marriott data breach that was revealed at the end of 2018. Private and sensitive data has been exposed on a database Marriott’s Starwood reservation customers. The data appears to have been exposed since 2014.

Data compromised in the breach includes personal information, contact information and payment card data. This was yet another serious incident, and any victim who is eligible to claim Marriott data breach compensation can sign-up with us today.

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The NASA data breach

Posted by Matthew on December 28, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | |

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The NASA data breach is a worrying one. An agency as prolific as NASA has been hit by a cyberattack. It makes us wonder – as we often do – is anyone really safe?

Our Data Leak Lawyers are involved in over 20 different data breach actions. These range from the Equifax data breach of 2017, to the British Airways data breach of this year. These are huge hacks that affected large organisations. Each time a new one comes along, we’re a mix of surprised and unsurprised that it has happened. On the one hand, these breaches are happening all the time, but on the other, the big-name breaches are worrying.

Surely there should never be such a thing as a NASA data breach. Yet it has happened…

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Have you been the victim of a Gmail data breach?

Posted by Matthew on December 27, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Mobile Data Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | |

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Without even knowing it, your emails may be being read by companies, and you may feel that this is a Gmail data breach.

The recent admission by Google that they’ve been allowing companies to scan emails is a worrying one. App developers are reportedly able to access data in Gmail mailboxes to use it for marketing purposes. Even employees were manually reading mailboxes in order to train AI software to then do it for them.

If this applies to you, whether this can be classed as a Gmail data breach or not is apparently open for debate.

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