You could be entitled to claim compensation for e-skimming fraud and data theft events with our team on a No Win, No Fee basis today.
This kind of cyberattack is a growing problem and we expect to see more events of its kind take place over the coming months and years. Some of the over 45 group and multi-party actions that we’re involved with involve such events as well.
As a leading firm of data breach and consumer action lawyers, we represent thousands of clients for cases and we may be able to help you too.
E-skimming: a growing problem
We are now approaching six years since we started taking action for victims of data and privacy breach matters. This is a lot longer than most other firms, who only started looking into this area of laws in the last couple of years. As such, our experience is unrivalled in our view, and we now represent thousands of clients for cases with many of them claiming compensation for e-skimming fraud.
E-skimming is where malicious software is inserted into web pages to skim payment card data that’s processed through it. Malware could copy data entered at a checkout page, or it may lift it from an app. Because the webpage will often behave normally with the malicious software simply copying what’s being put through it, it can take months for organisations to become aware that they have been hit. We have seen this in several of the actions we represent people for, a couple of which we will outline below.
E-skimming appears to be a growing problem. It’s an effective method criminals can use to harvest huge amounts of data that can be used for fraud and theft. It can be far easier to steal information this way as opposed to targeting individuals, with possible yields for hackers being far greater in number.
Both big and small companies are being targeted. For the victims, it’s incredibly worrying as it’s simply not easy to tell that the legitimate website you may have used for years has actually been compromised. However, there is an avenue for justice, and this is what we do.
Claim compensation for e-skimming fraud
Victims can be entitled to claim compensation for e-skimming fraud and data theft events. Importantly, you do not have to have suffered an actual loss to be able to claim. You can be entitled to receive damages for the distress caused by loss of control of your personal information alone; the GDPR can allow it.
When we assess cases to take them forward, we look at whether we can establish a case of negligence against the organisation where the data has been taken from. In most cases, we find that e-skimming arises from specific security flaws that criminals exploit. If more could, and should, have been done to have protected the data, that’s when you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
It’s not nice at all to think that criminals have access to our payment card data. This can be incredibly distressing and data breach compensation amounts can reflect the severity of any distress you are suffering with.
Our actions involving this
Several of the data breach group actions we are representing clients for involve compensation for e-skimming fraud and theft type events.
This includes the British Airways data breach action which is the first Group Litigation Order (GLO) action in England and Wales in the GDPR era. We sit on the Steering Committee for this pioneering action.
There is also the Ticketmaster cyberattack announced in June 2018. We represent clients for this action, and we launched our formal action against the company in July 2018 just weeks after the breach was announced as part of our commitment to taking swift and effective action.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on June 19, 2020
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