Posted by Matthew on January 02, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Group Action Hacking News Latest and tagged with compensation | cybersecurity | data breach | database security | Group Action
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.
Posted by Matthew on December 18, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data GDPR Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking and tagged with apps | cybersecurity | data leak | database security | facebook | online security | personal data
There’s been another Facebook data leak, and yet again, millions of users are said to have been affected.
The fines that Facebook could now face in accordance with GDPR are mounting. This is one of many data leaks that have been revealed recently. The previous one, affecting some 29m users, was only discovered a couple of months ago.
In this latest Facebook data leak, a software bug has led to users’ photos being uploaded to websites without permission.
Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Latest Retail Scammers Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | database security | online security | personal data | phishing scams
An Amazon data breach incident took place in the lead up to the big Black Friday sales a few weeks ago.
The incident reportedly stemmed from a technical problem.
In the data protection breach, customer names and email addresses were inadvertently posted on the company’s website. They were removed upon discovery of the error, and customers affected by the data breach have been informed.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is said to be looking into the situation.
Former PC Sarah Corner has resigned a week before a hearing over the Norfolk Police data breach she was embroiled in.
The 24-year-old was due to face a gross misconduct hearing last month following allegations of a serious data breach. Ms Corner was investigated for illegally obtaining information from a police computer. This is a monumental breach of data protection.
Although she resigned prior to the hearing, she would have been dismissed in any event. With the wealth of data that police hold, any police data breach can be a serious one.
Concerns have been raised over the quality of Lancashire County Council data protection measures after a spate of breaches occurred in a period of a few months.
Council data breach claims are common. Our Data Leak Lawyers represent a lot of victims claiming for council data protection issues because of how often these incidents can occur.
According to recent figures, Lancashire County Council data protection measures are in need of improvement. This has come after a significant number of breaches occurred over a three-month period, of which some were referred to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).
Posted by Matthew on November 14, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Latest and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | online security | personal data | website hacked
A number of individuals have contacted us with concerns about the Facebook data breach incidents that have come to light.
If you’ve been affected by a Facebook data breach, our team may be able to help with a claim for compensation.
From the recent private messages hack, to the infamous Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebook appears to have a lot to answer for. If you’ve been affected by a data breach as a Facebook user, you may be entitled to damages. You should contact our team for help and advice today. It’s no-obligation, and No Win, No Fee representation.
Posted by Matthew on November 06, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Data Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data breach | database security | online security | personal data
The Plusnet data breach that was revealed in September 2018 was another example of a system update that went horribly wrong.
During the process of the internet provider updating its billing system, a data breach incident occurred. The issue led to a number of customers being able to view the personal data for other customers instead of their own.
The Plusnet data breach is practically the same as the huge TSB bank software issue from earlier this year. When they updated their systems, customers were able to see the banking details for other customer. Some were even able to transfer money and make payments.
Have you checked if you were affected by the TV licence data breach? If you haven’t, you should make sure you take precautions to avoid falling victim to fraud.
The details for some 40,000 people may have been compromised in the recent data breach. Tens of thousands of people have been contacted to warn that they may have fallen victim to the breach. The incident itself stemmed from data inputs that were not fully secure. This is similar to the recent British Airways and Ticketmaster data breaches we’re representing victims for.
If you know you were affected by the TV licence data breach, you may be eligible to claim data breach compensation.
The ICO may be looking into the recent Telford & Wrekin Council data breach. This appears to be another preventable public sector data breach.
The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) may need to investigate the breach, which has been referred to the regulator. Whether they look further into the breach may depend on the risks the breach causes. This can also be interlinked in terms of whether a person has grounds for a claim as well.
The latest Telford & Wrekin Council data breach is said to be one in a line of incidents that have taken place since April. This particular breach is reportedly the second recent one to be referred to the ICO.
The issue of the NHS sending wrong patient records simply must stop. It’s a common form of breach that often leaves victims with no choice but to start legal action.
As a victim of the NHS sending the wrong patient records, which includes your records, you can be eligible to claim for data breach compensation. It typically happens where information is legitimately requested, but they either send out the wrong patient records or accidentally include the wrong patient records with the request.
There have been plenty of news stories and ICO interventions where the NHS has not handled patient records correctly, and we feel more should be done to prevent such issues.