Newkirk Products Inc, a company in America which provides ID cards for health insurance plans, has revealed that a data breach took place that allowed unauthorised access to a server that contained a wealth of member information.
The server that was hacked contained data which included names, addresses, and dates of birth for members. Banking or credit card details, medical information, and social security numbers, were reportedly not on the server, the company has said.
It is estimated about 3.3 million members of the insurance plan have been affected by the data breach, but there is no evidence that the data has been used inappropriately. As of yet…
It is believed that access first happened on 21st May, but was not discovered until 6th July. Cyber attacks are becoming more and more common with huge private and public organisations across the globe suffering massive breaches from targeted hacks, like the one we have seen here.
A little information in the hands of cyber criminals can unfortunately go a long way.
In the UK, TalkTalk and Greenwich University have both recently fallen foul of serious and targeted data hacks that have affected thousands upon thousands of people. Our Data Leak Lawyers are acting for people affected by these breaches as well as plenty of others.
As more of our personal data is being moved to databases that can be accessed online, this has created a new type of criminal that is able to steal some of our most personal information. With companies security systems often not being sufficient enough to protect our personal data, attacks by cyber criminals will become more common and our data less safe.
Making a claim
If you have been a victim of a data breach, we might be able to help you.
At The Data Leak Lawyers we are at the heart of big data breaches here in the UK and across the world. We continue to represent clients on major cases such as the 56 Dean Street data leak and the TalkTalk data hack. With our experienced team and expert knowledge we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been a victim of a data leak we urge you to contact us. If we believe you have a claim we can help get you the compensation that you deserve.
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