We’ve launched our Virgin Media data breach compensation action having been contacted for help last night and today by customers affected by the incident.
We have taken legal cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for several of the 900,000 victims whose personal information had been left accessible online. We’re aware that at least one third-party has accessed the data that had been left unsecure from April 2019 until 28th February 2020 before a security researcher discovered the leak. It remains to be seen if customers’ information has been accessed by anyone with a malicious agenda.
If you have been affected by the data breach, you could be eligible to claim thousands of pounds in compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Virgin Media data breach compensation action launched
We’ve launched our Virgin Media data breach compensation action having agreed to take cases forward for victims on a No Win, No fee basis.
Customers that have received confirmation that they’re affected could claim for the distress caused by the loss of control and / or the misuse of their private information. If anyone has lost money or has been the victim of a fraud event linked to the breach, they may also be able to recover compensation for losses and expenses. However, you don’t have to have suffered distress or loss to be able to claim.
We’re confident we can succeed with our action because we deem this to be an avoidable incident. You can read more about the compensation action on our specialist advice page here.
Risks to victims
The risks for the victims of the Virgin Media data breach could be serious if someone with malicious intentions has accessed the exposed information.
The data leaked could be enough for scammers to contact victims and pose as the telecommunications firm in the same way that victims of the TalkTalk hack were. In the TalkTalk case, scammers used data from the cyberattack to convince victims they were calling from TalkTalk to resolve issues. Unfortunately, the criminals were able to dupe some of the victims into sending money to them and giving them access to accounts.
We don’t yet know whether this has happened to any victims of the Virgin Media data breach, but people affected should be vigilant; especially as the data was accessible for a period of 10 months.
About the Data Leak Lawyers
We are The Data Leak Lawyers – the only and the original.
We’re a leading law firm that specialises in data breach compensation claims, and we have done for several years; a lot longer than many other firms that have only been touting for cases in the last couple of years. Some law firms and claims management firms often just register information without taking action, and we recommend that people go direct to a law firm that takes direct action like us. We have a proven track record of helping thousands of people with data breach matters, and we may be able to help you too.
We sit on the Steering Committee for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action, and our team is now fighting for justice in over 30 different data group and multi-party actions.
We believe that such experience is unrivalled; it speaks for itself. For more information about the Virgin data breach, see our advice page here.
You can contact the team for free, no-obligation advice now if you have been affected by this data breach.
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First published by Matthew on March 06, 2020
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