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The Butlins data breach incident

Posted by Matthew on January 18, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Hacking News and tagged with | | | |

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The Butlins data breach incident was one of many that hit the UK in 2018. As holidays are getting booked up in the post-Christmas period, data security may well be a concern for some.

We know from the recent Marriott data breach that passport data was compromised. The data that’s collected as part of booking holidays can be private and sensitive, and could leave victims at risk of fraudulent activity.

In the Butlins data breach of last year, it was personal information that appeared to have been exposed.

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Have you been the victim of a Suffolk Council data breach?

Posted by Matthew on January 16, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council and tagged with | |

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If you’ve been victim of a Suffolk Council data breach, we may be able to help you; and you’re not alone either!

Recent data reportedly indicated that there has been an increase of around a third in terms of the number of reported Suffolk Council data breach incidents in 2018 when compared to 2017. Suffolk Council has suggested that this could be because of the new GDPR that came into force last year. They’ve also suggested it could be due to greater awareness from staff, meaning more breaches are being reported.

But that doesn’t mean that those breaches haven’t been taking place. With council data breaches being one of the most common cases we help people with, we can’t say we’re surprised by this latest report.

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The Marriott data breach UK compensation action

Posted by Matthew on January 15, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action and tagged with | |

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The Marriott data breach UK action for compensation may grow as revelations about unencrypted passport numbers being exposed hit the media.

We know there were some 500m records reportedly exposed in the huge Marriot data breach. As investigations into the breach continue, more information has come to light about the extent and the nature of the data that was exposed.

Some of the information potentially compromised in the breach could leave people at an imminent risk of fraudulent activity.

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Dixons Carphone data breach compensation

Posted by Matthew on January 03, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with | |

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Can you claim Dixons Carphone data breach compensation? You could join the action for justice we launched last year.

There’s no doubt that the company has been hit hard by the data breach. They reportedly posted a £440m loss for part of last year and have undergone some restructuring as well. But that aside, victim are entitled to claim for Dixons Carphone data breach compensation. Our legal action is separate to regularity fines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office as well. The breach took place before GDPR came into force, so they wont be seeing a significant fine.

Our legal action is already well underway, but it’s not too late to join if you’ve yet to sign-up.

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Marriott data breach compensation

Posted by Matthew on January 02, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Group Action Hacking News Latest and tagged with | | | |

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If you’ve yet to sign-up to claim Marriott data breach compensation, you can contact our team for help and advice today.

Some 500m people have been affected by the monumental Marriott data breach that was revealed at the end of 2018. Private and sensitive data has been exposed on a database Marriott’s Starwood reservation customers. The data appears to have been exposed since 2014.

Data compromised in the breach includes personal information, contact information and payment card data. This was yet another serious incident, and any victim who is eligible to claim Marriott data breach compensation can sign-up with us today.

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Caerphilly council data protection incident

Posted by Matthew on December 19, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Latest and tagged with | |

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There’s been a recent Caerphilly council data protection incident where the personal details of a family were published on its website

Council data protection incidents are unfortunately common. Councils hold a wealth of personal and sensitive data about us, and if this isn’t protected, a breach can cause serious harm to the victims.

With councils and local authorities often committing data protection breaches, we help a lot of people claiming for data breach compensation arising from their local council. A lot of the individual claims that we deal with involve local councils or outsourced local authority agencies.

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Cathay Pacific Data Breach Compensation

Posted by Matthew on December 17, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with | |

British Airways data breach

Are you eligible to make a claim for Cathay Pacific data breach compensation? As expert data claims lawyers, we can help you.

The Cathay Pacific data breach is similar to the British Airways data breach action we’ve launched. It’s another case of a serious airliner breach, and it has affected millions of people around the world.

The Data Leak Lawyers are already representing victims claiming in over 20 different data breach actions. Our specialism and focus is on data breach class action cases. If you’ve been affected by the Cathay Pacific breach, we can help you.

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Fine issued for Uber cyber attack

Posted by Matthew on December 13, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News ICO Latest Security and tagged with | | | | |

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A hefty fine has been issued over the 2016 Uber cyber attack as a result of security flaws that could have prevented the breach in the first place.

The data for some 2.7m Uber customers in the UK was compromised, as were the records for over 80,000 drivers. The fine, issued by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), is small in comparison to potential GDPR fines. This is because the cyber attack took place in 2016 before the new rules came into force.

Had the cyber attack have happened this year, Uber could have faced fines in the millions.

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Equifax cyber breach was entirely preventable

Posted by Matthew on December 12, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Equifax Data Breach Group Action Security and tagged with | |

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We’ve been stating that the Equifax cyber breach was entirely preventable since we launched our legal action for compensation last year.

Equifax failed to patch a known security vulnerability. On top of that, their staff failed to identify the ongoing vulnerability. To make things worse, they didn’t even spot the data being lifted for months and months.

Although we’ve known this for a while, it’s good to see the same statements from external reports. Unsurprisingly, another report has highlighted this important fact. It’s a fact that means we’re confident in securing compensation in the legal action we’ve launched.

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Marriott data breach legal advice

Posted by Matthew on December 10, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity GDPR Group Action and tagged with | | | | | |

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If you need legal advice about the Marriott data breach, we can help. This is another huge breach that has led to private and sensitive data being exposed.

This has to be 2018’s mega breach. Although we thought the British Airways one was the breach to set the bar, this one is obscene in terms of data breached and the timeframe. Some 500 million customers whose data was on Marriott’s Starwood reservation database has been comprised since 2014. Anyone with data on the system up until 10th September 2018 may be affected.

If you’ve received notification that you’re a victim of the Marriott data breach and you’re based in England or Wales, we can help.

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