First published by Matthew on January 02, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Ransomware Scammers and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data leak | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware
We have previously discussed the issues surrounding gaming data breaches, and have been asked for help and representation for cases of this nature.
The market for online gaming is massive, and data will be exchanged across the world as part of activities players are engaged in. There will be a lot of accounts that contain a great deal of personal data, and there will also be financial information stored for processing payments.
There’s also a huge “black market” for hijacked accounts as well. There are the players whose accounts they have spent time and money on being stolen, and there are those who are prepared to pay for built-up accounts. This leaves serious questions over the future of gaming and how they may be affected by data breaches.
First published by Matthew on December 05, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Latest Scammers Security and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | Group Action | online security | personal data
The Sweaty Betty data breach incident appears to be another case of cybercriminals using malicious code in checkout systems to steal sensitive information.
We’ve literally seen this before. Two of the big recent examples are British Airways and Ticketmaster; both of which are thought to be attacks carried out by the same group of hackers. Inserting code into checkout systems can lead to personal details and payment card data being exposed and that’s exactly what has happened in the Sweaty Betty case.
Anyone who has been affected in England and Wales may be entitled to bring a claim for data breach compensation, and we can help.
First published by Matthew on November 29, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Scammers Security Technology and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | online security | ransomware | retail data breach | social media data breaches
As a ‘go-to’ name in the data breach compensation industry, we were asked by the I Paper to provide them with a list of Black Friday cybersecurity tips. We were more than happy to help.
As featured in the I Paper today, we have provided a list of safety tips for shoppers this Black Friday which also applies to the coming Cyber Monday. As great as deals can be for shoppers, in today’s age of cyberattacks and data exposure, consumers need to be careful.
You can read the tips in today’s print edition of the I Paper. We’ll also outline the basis of the information for you here as well under headings with some additional information.
First published by Matthew on November 08, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Malware Scammers Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware | talktalk | website hacked
According to credit-reference agency Experian, there are increasing incidents of fraudsters targeting first-time buyers, and some of it can be related to data breaches.
As a firm of expert data breach compensation lawyers, this news doesn’t come as a surprise to us at all. First-time buyers can be vulnerable to the kinds of tricks and scams that criminals can pull off, particularly because of being thrown into the world of owning a home for the first time. Criminals could pose as a number of organisations or parties, and they could use information from data breaches to convince people that they’re the real deal.
This kind of problem demonstrates how bad a simple data breach can actually be for a victim when criminals use even small bits of seemingly “harmless” data that has been exposed in a breach to do serious damage.
First published by Matthew on November 07, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Healthcare Ransomware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | healthcare sector | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | online security | ransomware | smart technology
Digitalisation is generally seen as a good thing, but in a day and age when data breaches are so common, should we be concerned when it comes to increasing use of NHS digital technologies?
Like many other industries, the growing use of technology can be great. We can reduce costs and wastage, increase efficiency, and make communication – which is vital – slick and smooth. When it comes to the healthcare industry, increasing use of technology and digitalisation could arguably save lives and improve patient care.
But with increasing digitalisation comes increasing vulnerability for technology to be exploited. Without adequate defences in place, it can be open season for criminals and fraudsters.
First published by Matthew on October 31, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Scammers Security and tagged with compensation | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | online security | personal data
People asking whether they should be worried about a data breach is somewhat of a common question in today’s age of almost continual leaks and hacks.
In some ways, our society has become a bit numb to news of yet another breach hitting the headlines given how common they are. Whilst we don’t want to panic people, it’s important for us to shed some light on the dark side of the internet and explain why people should be worried when they fall victim to a data breach incident.
It’s also important to know what rights you have when it comes to compensation. When you understand about what can happen to your valuable information, it can be distressing.
First published by Matthew on October 25, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Scammers Technology and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | online security | smart technology
Cyber hack compensation claims are one of the more common types of cases that we represent people for, particularly when it comes to group and multi-party actions.
You can be entitled to claim damages for any distress, suffering, loss of amenity, and for any financial losses as well. Importantly, you don’t have to have suffered an actual financial loss to be able to claim. The mere fact that your information has been hacked can be enough for you to claim for the distress element alone.
Our lawyers are fighting for justice in dozens of different group cases, and many of them have stemmed from cyberattacks.
First published by Matthew on October 16, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Financial Data Breaches Hacking News Scammers Security and tagged with bank hacks | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware
We can offer No Win, No Fee representation for victims who claim compensation for a financial information data breach with us.
Although we often talk about claiming for the distress of a breach, those who lose money can be entitled to recover what has been lost as well. This is in addition to the distress for the fact that the breach has happened in the first place.
With the number of cyber incidents in the financial services sector said to be increasing, this is an important area for us to offer our expert advice and services for.
First published by Matthew on August 29, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Scammers Security and tagged with compensation | council | council data breaches | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | employee breaches | personal data
The risks when it comes to a local council data breach event are incredibly high. One of the primary types of cases that we take forward involve local government authorities and agencies, so we can tell you from experience that they’re worryingly common.
There are many reasons as to why council data breach compensation claims are so common. There are a lot of doorways to data in the public sector, and there’s a wealth of information that’s being stored and processed by local governments. The nature of the information they store and process usually covers the whole spectrum: from personal, to financial, and to medical.
Victims of a council data breach can be entitled to compensation, and it’s important that victims if an incident understand their rights.
First published by Matthew on August 22, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Scammers Security and tagged with British Airways Data Breach | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | email leaks
Worries have been raised over the ability for hackers to steal information via a potential British Airways check-in data breach that could arise.
This news comes as we continue to take new Claimants on as part of the BA Group Action that stems from the 2018 cyber-attack incidents.
In this latest security issue that has reportedly been discovered by security experts Wandera, customers’ information could be at risk of exposure as a result of vulnerabilities found in an email link. With some customers already concerned as victims of the 2018 data breach incidents, this latest issue is another blow for passengers who deserve their data to be properly safeguarded from risks posted by cybercriminals.