We have been approached for advice and have agreed to take forward No Win, No Fee compensation claims for those affected by the People’s Energy data breach.
News of the People’s Energy data breach has just broken in the media following the discovery of the cyberattack yesterday. We have already been approached for help and have agreed to take legal action now – if you have received confirmation that you are affected, please do not hesitate to contact our team for free, no-obligation advice now.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we are often approached immediately by victims when a new cyberattack or data leak emerges. Representing thousands of clients, having launched over 45 data breach group actions, we are ready to take claims for this new breach forward now for anyone based in England and Wales.
About the People’s Energy data breach
It is understood that all 270,000 customers are affected by the People’s Energy data breach. The incident has arisen from a cyberattack where hackers have managed to steal the information from an entire database.
Information exposed in the breach is understood to include:
- Telephone numbers;
- Dates of birth;
- ID numbers for tariffs and energy meters.
This information, when exposed, is more than enough for criminals and fraudsters to target victims for scams and fraud. Victims of the cyberattack are urged to remain vigilant and be wary of any contact that they receive, as scammers have a habit of contacting data breach victims and posing as the breached organisation themselves. They can use information exposed in the cyberattack to convince people that they are legitimate.
In the case of 15 small businesses, bank account and sort code data has also reportedly been accessed.
Customers are now being notified about the data breach, and we have already agreed to take No Win, No Fee legal action having been approached for help and advice.
Eligibility to claim compensation with Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers
If you have been notified that you are a victim of the People’s Energy data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation with us now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Although the company is based in Scotland, we understand that some of the victims are based in England and Wales.
We can take compensation cases forward for any victim affected by the breach where residence is based in England or Wales, where we have jurisdiction
Unfortunately, as Scotland has a separate jurisdiction, we are unable to represent victims based in Scotland
If you are a People’s Energy customer affected by the cyberattack, and your residence is in England or Wales, we are may be able to represent you. You could be entitled to claim damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. If you have incurred any expenses or lost any money as a result of the breach, you may also be able to claim for this as well.
What you need to do
If you are a resident of England or Wales and you have been affected by the People’s Energy data breach, you should be eligible to claim compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The circumstances of the breach is similar to many of the other group and multi-party actions that we represent people for. We can launch compensation action in the same way for English and Welsh residents, and we are here to help if you need us.
Please do not hesitate to contact us here now for free, no-obligation advice.
- Expert Commentary – Information Security Buzz
- Current News – People’s Energy suffers data breach in ‘extremely upsetting’ cyberattack
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Author on December 17, 2020
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