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The South Staffordshire PLC data breach reportedly stems from a cyberattack that affects employees and former employees, with payroll information being exposed.
Your Lawyers, as leading privacy claims specialists, has already been contacted by concerned victims and agreed to take claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have received notification that you have been affected by this cyberattack, please do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
The South Staffordshire PLC data breach stems from a cyberattack that appears to have affected employees and former employees of Echo Managed Services, with South Staffordshire PLC being the parent company affected.
According to information that has been provided to us by the clients we represent so far, the cyberattack was identified in July this year. An unauthorised access event appears to have taken place, and criminals have claimed to have published personal data on the so-called dark web. Information affected is understood to have been taken from a payroll folder from their network, which means that the data exposed likely includes names and bank account details, such as account numbers and sort codes.
Hackers specifically target financial data because they can make money from it, both through committing fraud and theft directly, or by holding companies to ransom. In this case, there is a suggestion that information has already been published on the dark web, which means that the data may already be in the hands of criminals who could target those affected by the cyberattack.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, has already been asked for help and have agreed to take No Win, No Fee instructions forward for people who have been affected by the South Staffordshire PLC data breach. We recognise that the distress that could be caused by the cyberattack could be significant, given the nature of the information that has been exposed in this incident. This is why we have agreed to take claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis as we investigate the circumstances to identify whether the company has been negligent in the duty of care they have.
At the start, it can be difficult to know whether a company has been negligent or not. We need to investigate what has happened and confirm whether more could – and should – have been done to have protected the information that has been exposed. If the cyberattack was successful because the defences in place were not strong enough, that could be where those affected have a legitimate claim for negligence.
When it comes to negligence, the GDPR can allow the victim of a data breach to claim compensation for any distress that has been suffered by the loss of control of personal information. The victim does not have to have suffered any actual financial losses to claim, but these can be considered if they are a factor.
If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by the South Staffordshire PLC data breach, you can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice about pursuing a case for the cyberattack.
This may form into one of the dozens of group and multi-party actions that we already represent thousands of people for. We are committed to investigating what has happened to identify whether anyone affected is eligible to receive compensation.
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