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Data breaches that stem from cybercriminals exploiting weak passwords could allow victims whose information has been misused or exposed to recover compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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Many data breaches stem from successful cyberattacks from criminals exploiting weak passwords, which is an easy thing to do when they have readily available software to conduct such attacks. You may not be aware, but they have software that can use common combinations of passwords and even words and phrases to try to brute force attack an account with software that can run many passwords through until the correct one is guessed. This is why organisations should always be clear in making sure that anyone who has an account with them always uses unique passwords that are difficult to guess. This means avoiding phrases and words, and using combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols.
Failing to do so can leave you open to cybercriminals exploiting weak passwords and breaking into your accounts. You know how damaging this can be as they could then harvest further information from you or perhaps make purchases in your name if your account is one that has payment card details on it. Really, the dangers can be incredibly serious, so it is essential that people follow good practices and procedures in respect of making sure they have excellent passwords in place.
When it comes to the duties of organisations to stop criminals from exploiting weak passwords, it is vital that organisations have data protection policies, practices and procedures in place for employees to follow. This will mean things such as enforcing employees to have difficult-to-guess passwords that are unique, preventing any incident that could allow access to systems and servers from having a weak password. The alternative is simply leaving it as an open-season situation for hackers to try to break into systems and servers and do incredible damage.
In terms of those duties, what this means is that, if your personal information has been misused or exposed as a result of cybercriminals exploiting weak passwords an organisation has used, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Such a scenario could be classed as a breach of the GDPR and the organisation in question could be negligent in the duty of care that they have to protect your information. In that kind of situation, the GDPR could allow you to recover thousands of pounds in damages for distress or loss that has been suffered.
You can talk to our team about claiming compensation for a data breach and the misuse or exposure of your personal information by contacting us for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
You could be eligible to claim compensation for a personal data leak, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis. We can work that way if we consider that there is a case that could succeed.
If you win your claim, you could be eligible to recover thousands of pounds in damages. As things stand, our average compensation settlement in damages alone for mostly individual cases where our clients have claimed mostly distress is just over £6,000 each. As such, it is well worth your time pursuing a case.
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