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There’s been another huge security incident announced. This time it’s the 500px data breach that may have affected all 15 million of its worldwide users.

The Canada-based online photography networking platform (that also has an app) is understood to have identified security issue last year. However, it’s taken some six months for the organisation to discover that they’ve been breached.

The length of time that’s passed is particularly worrying. It means that victims of the 500px data breach may have already been targeted by criminals. Victims may have had no idea that their data had been exposed given that news of the breach has only just hit the headlines.

About the 500px data breach

The 500px data breach may affect all 15 million of its users, but it said to have particularly affected those who signed up to the service before 5th July 2018.

We don’t know how many of their users are based here in the UK.

Data exposed as a result of a breach that we assume stems from a security issue is said to include:

  • Names;
  • Email addresses;
  • Dates of birth;
  • Locations;
  • Gender;
  • Hashed passwords.

It appears that an “unauthorised party” gained access to their systems on 5th July 2018. They were able to access some of the users’ information listed above. It appears that security teams at the organisation only noticed that a breach had taken place last month.

What to do if you’re affected by the 500px data breach

If you’re affected by the 500px data breach, we understand that a password reset process should already be underway for you. You may need to keep an eye on any accounts you have reused the same credentiala for. You should also be wary about being targeted for phishing scams or fraud.

If you’re based in England or Wales, we may be able to help you with a legal case.

The Data Leak Lawyers are fighting for justice in over 20 different data breach group actions / multi-party actions. As well as that, we act for countless numbers of Claimants in individual cases with thousands of people having approached us for help over the years we’ve been operating.

Victims of the 500px data breach may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We will need to assess the impact that the security issue has had on you and then make a determination as to whether we can assist you or not.

All of our initial advice is free and on a no-obligation basis. If we can help you, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation.

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 March 04, 2019
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