Plex data breach cyberattack sees millions of details stolen
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Plex data breach cyberattack sees millions of details stolen

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People who have been affected by the Plex data breach cyberattack are receiving communication to warn them about the dangers that they may now be in.

It is understood that some 15 million users may have had their access credentials exposed as a result of a cyberattack that hit the streaming service, identified earlier this month. We have already received requests for help from concerned victims of the data breach having agreed to take claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for anyone who has suffered distress as a result of what has happened.

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About the Plex data breach

According to information provided to us by people who have approached us for help, this large scale cyberattack in respect to the Plex data breach may have resulted in the exposure of encrypted passwords, as well as username and email details.

It is understood that the number of people affected could be around the 15 million mark, so we are talking about a significant cyberattack that could have a huge impact on a lot of people. They have been issuing correspondences to those who are potentially affected to warn them of steps they need to take and that they may have had their personal information exposed in the hack.

What you need to do about the cyberattack

If you receive confirmation that you have been affected by the Plex data breach, you should immediately change your passwords associated with your Plex streaming account. If you reuse the same password for other platforms, you should also look to change those as well, and make sure to never reuse the same password across multiple platforms in future. You will also need to generally be very vigilant because username and email information may have been exposed in separate cyberattacks and could allow criminals to identify other accounts that you have, and attempt to break into them.

In reality, you will need to be very vigilant in respect of all your online accounts, especially where there is any information associated with the Plex data breach.

If you have suffered distress as a result of what has happened, you could be eligible to pursue a GDPR claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. We have agreed to take legal action forward having already been approached for help, and you could be entitled to pursue damages if you are one of the millions of people potentially affected by this hack.

Could this form into a data breach group action?

The Plex data breach could form into a large-scale data breach group action if enough people have been adversely impacted by what has happened and bring legal claims for compensation.

There is really no limit in terms of how many people could form their cases into a group action and, given that this is a large-scale cyberattack, millions of people (in theory) could pursue cases against the streaming service.

Pursuing data breach group actions is the efficient way in which to represent large volumes of people who have been affected by the same or similar incidents. It can prevent too much burden being placed on local courts with many individual cases where there are so many similar issues across them. Instead, one set of High Court proceedings could be brought as a group action to allow the similar “like” issues to be resolved, setting precedents for others who have been affected by the same data breach.

We have launched over 50 data group and multi-party actions to date, representing thousands of clients in some of the most high-profile incidents to ever have occurred.

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