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When cyberattacks hit businesses and other organisations, it is often the impact on customers that is considered, given that the exposure of their information can cause serious implications, both for them and for the reputation of the hacked organisation. Yet cyberattacks affecting employees can be equally severe, as their employers often hold extensive personal information about them.
As an employee, a data breach by your employer can put you in an uncomfortable position, leaving you unsure about what action you can take. It may feel difficult to hold your employer accountable for a cybersecurity incident but, if your data has been compromised by their actions or inaction, you may be able to make a data breach compensation claim.
At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we have been representing claimants for matters relating to data privacy since 2014, honing our expertise in this still-developing area of law. We strongly believe that anyone who has been affected by a data breach should be able to access legal representation. If your privacy has been compromised by a data controller, contact us to receive free, no-obligation advice about your potential claim.
Vulnerable websites and apps are a target for cybercriminals to exploit in order to steal information. Victims of such a breach could be entitled to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of clients, many of whom have been affected by issues involving vulnerable websites and apps. You could be entitled to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and all you need to do is speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
Mobile phone data breaches could have catastrophic consequences for the victims as many of us manage our everyday lives on our mobile devices.
Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak waive our legal fees if theLawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach compensation cases which means we have seen such a broad spectrum of ways in which information can be misused and exposed. As an experienced firm, it is our job to fight for your right to justice and obtain the maximum compensation that we can for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
Our expert team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice and you can speak to us here now.
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.
As a standard recommendation of IT professionals and security specialists, many of us will be aware that it is advisable to use a range of passwords, but we believe that the importance of this advice cannot be understated. Many studies have shown that people continue to risk their data security by reusing passwords across their online accounts, and this is dangerous.
There is now a whole subsection of cybercrime built around the theft and misuse of account credentials, so it is vital that consumers do not put themselves at greater risk by reusing passwords.
Personal information is a highly valuable resource to cybercriminals, and passwords can be particularly profitable, given that they can sometimes unlock private accounts containing further personal information. A password is meant to be a key form of protection, so why are we compromising this security technique by reusing passwords?
Data snooping attacks can represent one of the many methods that cybercriminals use to steal private information. Snooping methods are commonly used to steal data from insecure networks and other systems. Sometimes, data snooping is even used by well-known companies seeking to extract information relating to their users.
In the digital age, personal data is a valuable commodity, such that there is a large underground network of hackers and fraudsters who aggregate data for malicious purposes. With the risks growing and growing, third-party organisations must aim to safeguard the information that is under their protection.
In fact, all UK data controllers are legally bound to comply with the rules of the GDPR, meaning that they can be held liable when a data breach occurs. If you have been affected by a data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Any victims can contact us for free, no-obligation advice about their potential claims.
A constable at Derbyshire Police has recently faced a misconduct hearing over allegations of unlawfully accessing records of a police incident and then sharing a photo of the file with colleagues.
Although the officer’s actions contravened policing standards and data protection law, he has escaped dismissal and will be allowed to continue serving at Derbyshire Police.
Regardless of the verdict of the hearing, a breach such as this should never have occurred at all. Testaments to the officer’s reportedly “excellent” work as an officer do not erase his culpability for what has been regarded as an incredibly reckless action. As an organisation with access to extensive personal data, the police service has a vital duty to be rigorous in data protection and we should all feel safe that our information with them is secure. Our trust in the police should never be abused.
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.
We often see mobile apps cybersecurity issues and events in the news. As the use of apps and mobile technology continues to grow, we fear there may be more incidents to come.
And some of those incidents could lead to a great deal of data being exposed or misused for a lot of people; perhaps even millions in a single event.
As data breach compensation experts, we often deal with cybersecurity compensation claims, and many stem from apps. This includes the We-Vibe group action we’re representing victims for, which saw particularly personal and sensitive data for thousands of people misused. We can represent victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we’re always happy to offer no-obligation advice.
There has been a large volume of gaming app data breaches in recent years, and it may well be a trend that’s set to continue as these kinds of apps grow in popularity.
Gaming apps are now used by millions across the world, and there are no doubt hundreds of even thousands of them to choose from worldwide. We’ve previously discussed the issues over many apps having poor security, which recently led to Facebook closing down links with hundreds of apps due to concerns.
Ultimately, people need to be careful. Not only do people need to consider who it is that’s going to be in charge of their personal information, but they also need to consider what happens if a security breach takes place.
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