Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Hacking News

Healthcare cyberattacks and compensation advice

healthcare cyberattacks

Healthcare cyberattacks can be common and they can be absolutely devastating for the victims whose personal data is misused or exposed.

The sector is a target for hackers, and the coronavirus pandemic appears to have led to increased numbers of attacks. The wealth of incredibly personal and sensitive data combined with a lack of funding, especially for public sector healthcare, means the risks of these kinds of attacks taking place can be significant.

One thing is for sure: victims of a medical data breach should never suffer in silence. The law is there to make sure that victims can receive the justice that they deserve, and we are here to help. As a leading firm of data breach and consumer action lawyers, we can be your voice for justice.

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When debit or credit card details are exposed in a data breach

debit or credit card details are exposed

If you’ve been the victim of a data breach and your debit or credit card details are exposed, you have rights. You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, and we may be able to help you.

A number of the group and multi-party actions that we’re fighting for justice in involve payment card information being compromised. It can lead to significant distress or the victim, as well the clear risk of fraud and theft. We’re often in the media as a ‘go-to’ name for journalists when it comes to serious data breach events and people’s rights, so this is an issue we frequently talk about.

Criminals targeting payment data is a serious and widespread problem. Victims can access the justice that they deserve, and we are here to help.

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Affected by a cyberattack? Claim compensation today

affected by a cyberattack

If you have been affected by a cyberattack, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’re involved in over 40 separate group actions and we represent victims for individual cases too. We represent thousands of clients and have been doing so for a long time; a great deal longer than most other firms working in this complex and niche area of law. As such, we fully understand the impact of a data breach for the victim.

Here’s how we can help you.

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Mental health apps and concerns over data breaches

mental health apps

Some statistics have put the number of downloads for mental health apps at one million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and these apps have been around for quite some time.

The additional strain that the pandemic is causing on our mental wellbeing is widely recognised, and the increased usage of such apps doesn’t come as a surprise. But people do need to be careful, and some apps will be more secure than others. It’s a perfect opportunity for scammers to try to muscle their way in to get hold of sensitive information too.

So, should we be concerned, what may happen if an app is breached, and what can we do to help people?

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Interserve data breach

data breach hack

The Interserve data breach is said to involve around 100,000 people after a cyberattack resulted in access to a human resources database.

Personal and sensitive data looks to have been exposed. Anyone affected by the breach may be entitled to claim data breach compensation, and our team can offer you free, no-obligation advice. We are taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis and, if the breach was preventable, victims could be eligible for damages.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation specialists representing thousands of people for cases in this niche and complex area of law, we are here for you.

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easyJet data breach

easyJet data breach

Breaking news today: 9 million customers are thought to be affected by the significant easyJet data breach, with over 2,000 people’s credit card details stolen.

Personal information and travel data are understood to have been exposed in a “highly sophisticated” cyberattack, and victims may be at an immediate risk of fraud and scams. As experts in the niche and complex area of law of data protection negligence, we know the true extent of how dangerous information can be in the hands of criminals.

The airline could face a significant number of compensation claims, and we’re investigating the issues now. We have been contacted for media comment and have issued advice to the press in relation to fines and legal actions.

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Impact of a council cyberattack

impact of a council cyberattack

As a leading consumer action and data breach compensation law firm, we understand the impact of a council cyberattack as the representatives of victims for these kinds of cases.

Council data breach compensation claims make up a huge number of the thousands of cases that we have taken forward. Settlements for these types of cases can be substantial given the nature of the information that can be involved, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.

If your data has been misused or exposed in a cyberattack like this, we may be able to help you.

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118 118 Money data breach compensation advice

scammer calling

We’re taking legal cases forward for people affected by the 118 118 Money data breach, with customers potentially eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’re often contacted early by victims when a breach has been announced. We’re taking cases forward for this breach which is one of the over 35 different data actions our lawyers are fighting for justice in. With Steering Committees appointments for some of the biggest and ground-breaking data actions the UK has ever seen, our experience in this niche and complex area of law speaks for itself.

If you have been affected by this data breach, we may be able to help you.

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Hundreds of thousands of Zoom passwords for sale on the dark web

fraud

It’s understood that there may be as many as 500,000 Zoom passwords up for sale on the dark web for less than a penny each as the video conferencing app’s popularity has skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Security experts believe that the hacked accounts have been comprised due to credential stuffing and from other hacked websites where credentials are re-used. Either way, as the popularity of the app has grown significantly as much of the world remains in lockdown, people need to be careful.

The last thing anyone needs in this already troubling time is hackers and scammers taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities.

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Council ransomware attacks legal advice

ransomware

Council ransomware attacks are on the rise given that ransomware, in general, is a rising problem, with many hackers targeting the public sector. It’s important that victims know their rights when their information has been misused or exposed, and what we can do to help.

No one should suffer in silence when their privacy rights are violated. Organisations that store and process our data – including councils and local authority agencies – must do all they can to uphold data protection laws. When they fail to do this, victims can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Here’s how we can help.

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