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data theft risks
March 11, 2022

Compensation claim for identity theft from a data breach

You could be eligible to pursue a compensation claim for identity theft if the details used stem from a data breach, leak or hack. We may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Information is valuable and can end up in the hands of criminals who can then target people to commit fraud and theft. Victims who are either targeted or lose money could be eligible to claim, as you do not have to have lost money to be able to recover damages for a data breach.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – are here to help with our vast and enviable experience in this niche and complex area of law.

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Have I Been Pwned
March 09, 2022

Claiming compensation for massive ransomware attacks

Victims of massive ransomware attacks can be entitled to claim data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we may be able to help you now.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, have been fighting for justice for victims of data breaches and cybercrimes for years. Representing thousands of clients and having recovered over £1m to date for mostly individual privacy clients, we are committed to helping those who have been wronged.

The law is there to protect people from the fallout that can occur when control over private information is lost. Just because the loss has stemmed from a cyberattack does not mean that a victim cannot claim. We may be able to help you.

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Technology Software
March 08, 2022

Outdated IT infrastructure – no excuse when it comes to data breach claims

Outdated IT infrastructure is a major cause for people suffering when their personal information is misused or exposed, and there is no excuse. Victims can be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we can help.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for claims and have won over £1m in data breach damages for mainly individual clients to date. Our experience in this complex and niche area of law speaks for itself, so when we tell you that outdated IT infrastructure is no excuse, you can trust in our advice.

If you have suffered due to the loss of control of your personal information, you could be eligible to launch a legal case with us now.

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February 22, 2022

School ransomware attacks – increasing dangers?

We are seeing more and more reports of school ransomware attacks, and it is concerning to see that hackers appear to be targeting this specific sector of civilisation.

Anyone who has lost control of their personal information could be entitled to pursue a claim for data breach compensation now.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach cases and have already recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients. Having been working in this area of law for a great deal longer than most other data firms out there, our experience speaks for itself.

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February 18, 2022

Data breaches in Cambridgeshire: city dubbed it UK’s “data breach capital” of 2020

An analysis of regional statistics for data breaches singled out Cambridgeshire as the region to suffer the sharpest peak in cybercrime incidents. Covering 20 regions of the UK for the period of 2016-18, the data from the Office for National Statistics reportedly led to Cambridgeshire being labelled the UK’s “data breach capital”, according to IT Pro. It is unclear why the number of data breaches in Cambridgeshire may have risen so significantly in this period.

Whilst Thames Valley reportedly recorded the highest number of attacks, Cambridgeshire was branded with the fastest rate of increases as well as the largest total for its population. The figures raise questions about why Cambridgeshire may have succumbed to so many data breaches in 2020, and what this peak tells us about general trends in cybercrime.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach claims, are keen to see cyber threats being closely monitored. However, it is important that these statistics are used effectively as a way of pushing for improvements to cybersecurity and data protection policies. These figures should not just be meaningless numbers – they should be a means of holding data controllers accountable.

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February 16, 2022

Anglesey schools cyberattack: an example of the unknowns

Anglesey schools cyberattack: A small island off the coast of Wales, Anglesey does not have many schools, but all five of its secondary schools were reportedly hit by a cyberattack in late June last year.

In the wake of the attack, investigations began to establish whether or not data had been affected and, if so, to what extent. The unknown element of cyberattacks was clearly demonstrated in this incident, with schools left wondering what the complications could be as they scrambled to deal with the assault on their systems.

Unfortunately, cyberattacks have been hitting the education sector with increasing frequency in recent times, calling into question how effectively school cybersecurity can defend against such targeted attacks. Where schools have not done enough to protect personal information, they could be responsible for a breach of data protection law. If you have been affected by an incident like this, you may be eligible to pursue a data protection breach compensation claim.

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February 09, 2022

Skinners’ Kent schools data breach

In recent months, cyberattacks on the education sector have been rising, and Skinners’ Kent schools were among the targets last year. In early June 2021, it was revealed that Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust had reportedly succumbed to a hack, leaving the school unable to stay open.

At their worst, coordinated cyberattacks can make computer systems inoperable, and the hackers who have taken control may be able to steal personal information. Pupil information was likely put at risk in the hack at Skinners’ Kent schools, enabling it to be stolen by the hackers.

Many schools hold highly sensitive information about their pupils, which can heighten the risk to privacy when a data security incident occurs. Schools, like all organisations, have a duty to eliminate such risk as far as possible. Where they fail in this responsibility, they may be in breach of data protection law.

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February 03, 2022

Safestyle UK cyberattack: data stolen for hundreds of thousands

Safestyle UK cyberattack: media reports say a ransomware attack could affect some 400,000 customers, with hackers demanding 4m pounds in Bitcoin.

We look to be in the midst of yet another major cyberattack here in the UK. Safestyle looks to be joining the long list of other companies that include TalkTalk, Equifax, British Airways, Ticketmaster, easyJet, and others who have been involved in events where personal information has been exposed.

We represent thousands of clients for privacy breach cases, including against the companies named above. We are now closely monitoring developments in this latest cyberattack that has been announced over last weekend.

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February 01, 2022

Increasing healthcare cyberattacks – advice for data breach victims

While hospitals and healthcare trusts have always been prime targets for cybercriminals, the reports of increasing healthcare cyberattacks suggest that the hackers are aiming their attacks at the sector with an alarming and greater frequency. The rising numbers of cyberattacks on healthcare organisations have also widely been associated with Covid-19, in line with the wider increase in cybercrime provoked by the pandemic.

In the face of such a significant cybersecurity threat, it is vital that healthcare organisations play their part to protect the personal information that is in their control. In fact, the law requires that all data controllers take steps to ensure that the personal information they process and hold is safeguarded through appropriate organisational and cybersecurity measures. As a result, where they fail to sufficiently protect information and consequently cause it to be compromised or exposed, they could be responsible for a data protection breach.

We understand how distressing healthcare data breaches can be for those affected, given how sensitive medical information is. Our leading, specialist data protection lawyers are here to advocate on your behalf to ensure you can claim compensation for any harm caused.

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January 12, 2022

Fraudsters stealing millions following data breaches

Data exposure can cause severe stress and anxiety to those affected, and it can also have a material impact. Many people may not be aware of just how close the cause-and-effect relationship between data breaches and online fraud can be. In fact, there are fraudsters stealing millions every year with the help of stolen information.

Due to the developments of the digital age, technology can now provide a means for fraudsters to expand their practices and develop more sophisticated ways of stealing from victims. Their greatest asset is arguably the wealth of data stores kept by many modern businesses, who take extensive personal details from their employees and customers. If the security of this information becomes compromised in any way, it could equip fraudsters with personal details that allow them to easily and effectively target their victims.

Your Lawyers, as leading, specialist Data Leak Lawyers, has represented many clients who have fallen victim to fraud in the wake of data breaches. If you have been impacted in this way, you may be eligible to claim compensation from those who exposed your information to misuse. Simply contact our team for more information on your potential claim.

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