Tag: data leak
The Chelmsford City Council data breach was another preventable incident of information exposure by a local authority that has affected thousands of people.
Personal information that was submitted using online forms was accidentally left visible on the website. There’s no way of knowing for sure if the information exposed was used or copied, leaving victims with a lack of closure over the incident.
More than 6,500 people that were affected by the breach have been informed by email that their data has been exposed.
The computer gaming giants apologised last month after the Bethesda data leak led to customers being able to access data they shouldn’t have.
According to reports from angry customers, the data leak reportedly involved personal information and some payment data. The leak came off the back of a number of complaints involving the Fallout 76 game, and the leak itself involved the company’s complaints systems.
As the world of online gaming continues to grow, we expect incidents like the Bethesda data leak to become more common. Read More
Posted by Matthew on December 18, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data GDPR Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking and tagged with apps | cybersecurity | data leak | database security | facebook | online security | personal data
There’s been another Facebook data leak, and yet again, millions of users are said to have been affected.
The fines that Facebook could now face in accordance with GDPR are mounting. This is one of many data leaks that have been revealed recently. The previous one, affecting some 29m users, was only discovered a couple of months ago.
In this latest Facebook data leak, a software bug has led to users’ photos being uploaded to websites without permission.
Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Latest Retail Scammers Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | database security | online security | personal data | phishing scams
An Amazon data breach incident took place in the lead up to the big Black Friday sales a few weeks ago.
The incident reportedly stemmed from a technical problem.
In the data protection breach, customer names and email addresses were inadvertently posted on the company’s website. They were removed upon discovery of the error, and customers affected by the data breach have been informed.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is said to be looking into the situation.
A sickening Staffordshire police data breach has led to an officer being sacked and being handed a 12-month prison sentence.
With the police handling very sensitive and personal information, we expect the best from them. Unfortunately, they do fall short on some occasions. The police have been embroiled in a number of data breach incidents for several years. A concerning element is where officers are using police data when they’re not supposed to.
This hearings in the Staffordshire police data breach at the centre of this article resulted in the instant dismissal for the officer involved.
Posted by Matthew on November 29, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Security Technology and tagged with compensation | council | council data breaches | data controllers | data leak | online security | personal data
The recent East Lindsey Council data breach was another example of a totally avoidable incident that resulted in sensitive information being exposed.
Our lawyers are often representing victims for council data breach cases. This includes for claims against local authority agencies and outsourced third-parties as well.
Public sector breaches can be common, and council data breaches are amongst the most frequent we see. As is the case with the East Lindsey Council data breach, many of the incidents are totally avoidable. Many stem from simple errors that can have costly consequences.
Posted by Matthew on September 26, 2018 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with British Airways Data Breach | compensation | data leak | Group Action
We’re approaching the three-week mark since news broke about the massive British Airways data leak. Our compensation action has already been launched.
Victims of the British Airways data leak have been left angry and disappointed, and with good reason. One of the reasons we’ve launched a No Win, No Fee compensation action is because we believe this leak was entirely preventable.
From the leak itself to the “bizarre” responses reported from affected customers, this is 2018’s big data scandal.
The accusations have deepened over alleged failures to stop the Ticketmaster data leak, as more information is revealed by the bank that warned of the leak months before the incident was reportedly discovered.
UK challenger bank, Monzo, say that they warned Ticketmaster about a number of suspicious transactions back in April – two months before the Ticketmaster data leak was allegedly discovered – with trends that indicated a data breach involving Ticketmaster.
We’re already acting for a number of victims of the Ticketmaster data leak incident who have asked us to help them fight for their rights to justice. This new revelations are concerning.
We have been approached by a number of victims of a huge data breach for casual workers at Manchester United Football Club, and we have taken claims on with our No Win, No Fee offer available.
From the accounts of the clients who have been accepted for our representation, its believed that 167 casual workers at Manchester United received an email which attached all 167 employees’ wage slips instead of just their own.
This means that the personal details of an estimated 167 individuals has been leaked.