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Hackers targeting retailers is an increasing problem as the world continues to become more and more digitised and the industry grows exponentially online.
Retailers have an important duty to safeguard the information that they store and process, which can be particularly sensitive given that it will often involve financial information such as payment card data. In the wrong hands, such information could put people at risk of fraud and theft, and the distress that can be associated with knowing that your information is in the hands of criminals can be substantial.
We can provide free, no-obligation legal advice to victims of cyberattacks, and you can contact our team for help here now.
Hackers targeting retailers is a matter that all organisations in the industry must be wary of to make sure that they are fully protected to prevent information for customers and employees falling into the wrong hands. The world is becoming increasingly digitised, and we saw much more of this accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic when we had to move a lot of our lives online. As a result, so much of the retail industry is now conducted online which means that there must be a focus on not just securing physical premises but a move to protecting digital infrastructure.
Given that the retail industry will handle a lot of personal and financial information, hackers targeting retailers is an obvious one that they will go for. They only need to find one weak link in a defence and they could steal swathes of information for hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of people.
Given that hackers targeting retailers could affect a significant number of people, it is important for victims of such a data breach to understand what their rights are.
If your personal information has been exposed or misused as a result of a cyberattack, you could be entitled to claim compensation for any distress that has been caused to you. Whilst most claims are for the distress alone, which can be significant given that your information could be in the hands of criminals, you may also be entitled to claim for any losses and expenses incurred as well. This could include money lost from fraud or theft, or even crimes such as identity theft.
To win a case, we need to prove that there has been a breach of the GDPR. When it comes to cyberattacks, this often comes down to whether there was enough protection in place and whether there was more that an organisation could – and should – have done. If they could have reasonably protected information better, that is when they could be in breach of the law for failing to secure personal information. Whilst the hackers may ultimately be responsible for the happening of the incident, the cause of it can be clearly tied to how well defended a businesses is.
You can instruct our leading data protection claims solicitors now – if we think that you have winning case, we may be able to represent you for a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We represent thousands of people who have been affected by cyberattacks, and we can look to recover thousands of pounds in damages for you for any distress or loss that you have suffered. We are here to help you to achieve some form of justice for what has happened, and the law is on your side and can entitle you to secure compensation for being the victim of breach.
Speak to our expert team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice and let’s see if we can help you today.
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