Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Security

Investment fraud resulting from data breaches

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Every year, thousands of people fall prey to investment fraud, in which criminals lure victims in with the promise of huge returns. While some of these scams can be unsophisticated and easy to detect, others can be highly convincing, making them harder for people to identify.

In order to target victims with investment scams, fraudsters first need to gain access to contact details in order to send out their fraudulent marketing material. In the digital age, in which businesses hold vast quantities of consumers’ personal information, data breaches are increasingly becoming prime sources of personal details for cybercriminals.

If your personal information is exposed in a data breach, and falls into the hands of cybercriminals, you could be put at risk of all kinds of financial crimes. In cases where the data controller failed to do enough to protect your private information, they can be indirectly responsible for the risks you have been exposed to, and they could be liable to pay you compensation as a victim of the data breach. To find out more about a potential data breach claim, contact our specialist team for free, no-obligation advice.

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Billions of leaked records – data exposure in 2021

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According to a recent report, over five billion personal records have already been exposed in 2021. A number of significant data leak incidents have contributed to the billions of leaked records, showing how cybercriminals are often able to steal information in large quantities.

In many cases, the theft of records can be facilitated by the negligence or errors of data controllers. Despite being required by law to impose strong cybersecurity defences, vulnerabilities are often neglected and left open for cybercriminals to take advantage of.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data protection law, have seen data controllers fail to meet their responsibilities on many occasions, and the consequences can be devastating for those affected. It is not always possible to undo the impact when control of your personal information is lost, but making a data protection breach compensation claim can allow you to hold a third-party organisation accountable for any failure to protect your personal data. In a time in which so many records are being leaked, our work has never been more important.

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The Deerbrook Surgery data breach

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We have been approached for help and are taking legal action now for people affected by the recently revealed Deerbrook Surgery data breach who are eligible to claim with us.

Your Lawyers (T/A The Data Leak Lawyers), as a leading firm of data breach compensation experts, are often at the forefront of this still-developing area of law. When new breaches and leaks happen, it can be common for the victims to approach us for help early on. We are often in the media a lot, and we have been working in this niche area of law since 2014. This is a lot longer than most other firms out there, and is why we represent thousands of clients for singular cases and in group and multi-party actions.

Having already recovered over £1m for mostly individual clients, our experience speaks for itself. If you have been affected by the Deerbrook Surgery data breach, you can speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation advice.

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Dorset Police email data breach

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A member of the public recently alerted the media to a police email data breach that is understood to have occurred at Dorset police. Revealing details of an alleged hate crime incident, the email came as a shock to the recipient, who could not understand how and why he had received the private information.

At Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims lawyers, we have seen far too much information exposure caused by email errors. There are basic security barriers and procedures that can prevent such mistakes from occurring. However, unfortunately, many public sector organisations continue to commit needless data protection errors.

The police have specific data access privileges, giving them the right to process and store highly sensitive personal information for the purposes of detecting and fighting crime. It is, therefore, vital that the police ensure they are doing their utmost to protect personal data. Where they fail to abide by their legal duties, they could be forced to issue compensation pay-outs to those affected. It is important that all members of the public feel safe when disclosing their information to the police.

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Twitch earnings data leak exposes wealth of information

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The Twitch earnings data leak has reportedly led to a wealth of personal information about streamers being exposed and being circulated online.

It is not yet fully clear as to exactly how the information has been exposed. There are reports that hackers have claimed responsibility, and the Amazon-owned platform has reported a “server configuration” problem.

As leading data breach compensation lawyers, what we do know for sure is that the personal information for a lot of people has been exposed. What this means is that they could be entitled to claim data breach compensation with No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Cybersecurity month 2021 – how we help the victims

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As we mark Cybersecurity month 2021 this October, we will talk about how we can help the victims of data breaches, leaks and hacks, and the important work that we do to hold organisations to account for data protection and privacy failures.

Victims of a data breach can be eligible to claim data breach compensation. Depending on how you have been affected by a breach, you could be eligible to receive thousands of pounds in data breach damages.

When it comes to what we do, our experience speaks for itself. Read on for more information.

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Push payment fraud arising from data breaches

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In the wake of data breaches, the exposure of personal information can make victims vulnerable to becoming the targets of scammers and fraudsters. Compromised contact details or bank account information could be used by cybercriminals to extract further personal information and money from the victims that they target. Push payment fraud is among the various types of crimes that data breach victims could be targeted with.

When we disclose our data to third-party organisations, we do so in the belief that they will do their utmost to protect it. However, too many data controllers fail to recognise the importance of data protection and fail to comply with the law. Even the most basic of security errors could cause victims to have their information made vulnerable to misuse by cybercriminals.

If you have fallen prey to push payment fraud following a data breach, you may be able to claim compensation for your involvement, and for the emotional and/or financial impact of the incident. To find out more, contact us for free, no-obligation advice on your potential data breach claim.

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Giant Pay cyberattack ongoing

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It has been confirmed that the Giant Pay cyberattack, a matter that is understood to still be ongoing, stemmed from an incident that was identified on 22nd September 2021.

The incident is understood to be a ransomware attack, and it remains unknown as to whether any personal information has been compromised. The matter has been reported to relevant authorities, and there may have been some disruption to services so far.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – specialise in legal justice for data breach victims. We see these kinds of incidents all the time and represent thousands of people for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. Hopefully, personal data will not be exposed in this attack, but it remains to be seen.

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Pension scheme data breach numbers soar

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According to recent research, pension scheme data breach numbers have seen a significant increase in the past year or so. A study by Sackers, a specialist pension law firm, has reportedly highlighted fundamental data security issues in the industry, as the survey of businesses reportedly found that some 35% of trustees and employers had reported data breaches to their pension schemes.

The study comes not so long after the Now: Pensions data breach was revealed to the public at the end of 2020, which involved the exposure of approximately 30,000 customers’ private information. This is an action that we represent victims for on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The results of the study may lead to some much greater scrutiny of the pensions industry, and companies may need to reconsider their approach to data protection going forward. Our team here at Your Lawyers, as leading, specialist data breach lawyers, is concerned to see these figures.

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Public Health England data breach concerns and what to do

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With the cyber threat facing healthcare organisations across the globe and on a domestic level at a high, a significant Public Health England data breach could easily happen. With cybersecurity and data protection under such scrutiny, it is natural that doubts have been cast over all kinds of data controllers in the healthcare sector.

The spike in cyberattacks on the healthcare sector has been a much-reported issue over the past year or so, with a perception that cybercriminals have sought to take advantage of the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is also true that a vast number of data breaches within the healthcare sector are caused by human error, so healthcare organisations must focus on internal training to ensure that they keep information secure.

If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused. At Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims experts, we have years of experience in data breach claims, and we can use our expertise to help you achieve the justice you deserve.

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