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Data breach compensation for card skimming

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You could be entitled to claim data breach compensation for card skimming events where data is stolen when you input your information into a legitimate website that has been compromised.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation specialists, this is an area of law we have a great deal of expertise in. We represent thousands of clients for group and multi-party actions, as well as for individual legal cases, and many involve skimming events.

You could be entitled to damages if your information has been misused or exposed in this way. Here’s how we may be able to help you.

Digital card skimming

Scammers can hide their card skimming technology on websites. It can be via injections into payment processing systems, which we saw with the British Airways data breach and the Ticketmaster data breach. Both these are breaches that we represent clients for, with the BA group Action being the first Group Litigation Order (GLO) action in the GDPR era. We were appointed with a seat on the Steering Committee for this pioneering action as we continue to fight for the rights of the victims affected.

Scammers can also hide the skimming software in image files on sites,  as well as favicons (small logo images) and in text in general as well. It could be text for a privacy policy, a contact form, or anywhere, in theory. This all means that payment card data can be more easily stolen without the need for fitting devices to actual card machines or ATMs to skim the data.

It is possible to claim data breach compensation for card skimming events, and we will outline how you can do this below.

The risks consumers face

It goes without saying that the risks posed by malicious code being inserted into websites to skim data can be severe. When it’s payment card data, theft and fraud can be an immediate risk, and victims could lose money or have credit taken out in their name.

Even if it’s personal data alone, this can be enough for criminals to work with. It could be sold on the dark web and combined with other public data or information from other hacks and leaks. This could all be used to build a profile of a victim that can then be exploited. Enough information, in some cases, can also give criminals the ability to break into online accounts to do further damage as well.

This is why data breach compensation for card skimming events or data skimming incident are important, even if card data is encrypted partially or fully. There is a way to obtain justice for what has happened to you, and our expert legal team can achieve this for you.

Claiming data breach compensation for card skimming

We are more than happy to speak to you and offer you free and no-obligation advice about your options for data breach compensation for card skimming and/or the exposure of personal information.

You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in compensation, with data breach claims amounts accounting for:

  • Any actual loss or expenses that you face;
  • Compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information.

You can claim for just the distress alone. It can be incredibly distressing to lose control of who has what data about you, and this can be worse when the information is in the hands of criminals and hackers. We offer No Win, No Fee representation for eligible clients, and we may be able to help you with a case.

To speak to the team today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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First published by Matthew on July 22, 2020
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