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Claiming compensation for massive ransomware attacks

Victims of massive ransomware attacks can be entitled to claim data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we may be able to help you now.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, have been fighting for justice for victims of data breaches and cybercrimes for years. Representing thousands of clients and having recovered over £1m to date for mostly individual privacy clients, we are committed to helping those who have been wronged.

The law is there to protect people from the fallout that can occur when control over private information is lost. Just because the loss has stemmed from a cyberattack does not mean that a victim cannot claim. We may be able to help you.

Compensation for massive ransomware attacks

Victims of massive ransomware attacks can be eligible to claim compensation, and we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients. Whilst it is easy to assume that there is no claim to make given that the ultimate cause of the attack is down to cybercriminals, this is not the case. You do not normally pursue a claim against the actual criminals, and even trying to do something of that nature can be highly difficult to achieve. What you may be able to do is direct a claim against the organisation that has been hit by the cyberattack, and there is a perfectly sound legal basis for doing so.

Ultimately, organisations that store and process personal information have an important duty to protect it. In terms of cyberattacks, this means having the appropriate cybersecurity defences in place.

This is not just about simple firewall and antivirus software. Especially in the case big companies, employing experts and stress testing defences are a must, as is properly securing systems and servers in multiple ways. Two-factor authentication and strong passwords can help to prevent simple acts of breaking into systems via cracked user credentials, and professional software that is capable of spotting and preventing suspicious activity could also be deployed. There is plenty that can be done.

When could victims claim compensation?

Ultimately, the question as to whether someone could claim for massive ransomware attacks or not usually comes down to one key thing: has the organisation that was hacked done enough to have prevented the cyberattack succeeding? If the answer is yes, they may have a legitimate defence to any compensation claims brought. If there was more that they reasonably could – and should – have done, they may be in breach of the GDPR. If they are in breach of the GDPR, victims who have lost control of their personal information could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation against the hacked organisation.

The GDPR can entitle victims to claim data breach compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. If applicable, losses and expenses may also be claimable, perhaps if money has been stolen via theft or fraud. But, in most cases, it is the distress that people pursue damages for.

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Anyone affected by massive ransomware attacks could be entitled to claim compensation, and data breach pay-outs could be substantial depending in the nature of the information that has been exposed.

For eligible clients, we are more than happy to provide our expert legal services on an entirely No Win, No Fee basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team here now for free, no-obligation advice.

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