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Have you suffered an Amazon data leak?

Posted by Matthew on January 07, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Retail Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | |

If you’ve been the victim of an Amazon data leak, we may be able to help you claim data leak compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The most recent Amazon data leak took place last month, and there wasn’t a great deal of detail released about it. All that was said to victims was that some data had been exposed, and that victims don’t need to take any action. Although this may suggest that the leak was contained, people should always be vigilant. Companies should always ensure to warn people that they may need to take action.

One key element we do understand is that the most recent Amazon data leak reportedly stemmed from an API issue. This is important to know.

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Bethesda data leak

Posted by Matthew on January 04, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Security Technology and tagged with | | |

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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


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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Another Facebook data leak

Posted by Matthew on December 18, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data GDPR Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking and tagged with | | | | | |

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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.

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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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Victims of Amazon data breach should take precautions

Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Latest Retail Scammers Technology and tagged with | | | | | | |

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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.

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Questions over the Dell data breach

Posted by Matthew on December 07, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News and tagged with | | | | |

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There are questions that remain unanswered following the Dell data breach incident that took place last month.

It’s still not fully clear as to whether any data was taken. If it was, whose data was exposed, and how much of it was exposed? It has been suggested that all Dell customers ought to change their password just in case, and they should also remain vigilant. The data breach activity that was detected in November identified an attempt to steal customer information. All that’s known is that it’s possible some data was taken.

This was another high-profile data breach, and another where a reactive approach as opposed to a proactive approach appears to have been taken. Read More


Tesco data breach leads to £16.4m fine

Posted by Matthew on November 07, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Latest and tagged with | | | | |

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The massive November 2016 Tesco data breach has led to a ground-breaking fine issued in the sum of £16.4m.

The fine has been issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). It’s understood that this is the first time that the FCA has issued a fine for an online fraud incident.

The level of the fine is thought to reflect the severity of the Tesco data breach. This was an avoidable incident that arose from Tesco’s lax security. The incident led to customers of Tesco Bank losing millions of pounds in stolen funds.

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Plusnet data breach: another system upgrade failure

Posted by Matthew on November 06, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Data Technology and tagged with | | | |

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The Plusnet data breach that was revealed in September 2018 was another example of a system update that went horribly wrong.

During the process of the internet provider updating its billing system, a data breach incident occurred. The issue led to a number of customers being able to view the personal data for other customers instead of their own.

The Plusnet data breach is practically the same as the huge TSB bank software issue from earlier this year. When they updated their systems, customers were able to see the banking details for other customer. Some were even able to transfer money and make payments.

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Bupa data breach leads to fine

Posted by Matthew on October 25, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Healthcare and tagged with | |

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A Bupa data breach has led to a significant fine from regulators in the sum of £175,000.00 after 198 complaints were made.

The breach period occurred between January and March 2017, meaning it has not attracted a GDPR fine. However, a large fine was levied because Bupa were found to have failed to take enough action to protect their customers’ data.

It has also transpired that customer data was vulnerable at the time of the initial data breach. This stemmed from a lack of monitoring of their customer relationship management system, known as SWAN.

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