Legal help for data breach compensation claims

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The future for gaming data breaches

First published by Matthew on January 02, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Ransomware Scammers and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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We have previously discussed the issues surrounding gaming data breaches, and have been asked for help and representation for cases of this nature.

The market for online gaming is massive, and data will be exchanged across the world as part of activities players are engaged in. There will be a lot of accounts that contain a great deal of personal data, and there will also be financial information stored for processing payments.

There’s also a huge “black market” for hijacked accounts as well. There are the players whose accounts they have spent time and money on being stolen, and there are those who are prepared to pay for built-up accounts. This leaves serious questions over the future of gaming and how they may be affected by data breaches.

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How victims in the BA data class action are being affected

First published by Matthew on December 30, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action Hacking News Security and tagged with | | | |

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It’s important to talk about how the victims who are claiming compensation as part of the BA data class action have been affected.

A lot of the customers who come to us for help have spoken about their concerns when it comes to the loss of control of their personal information. Many have also suffered from fraudulent activity that has happened to accounts linked to the breach.

In reality, there are many ways in which victims can be affected and can be targeted by scammers and criminals who will use the information exposed in the breach to do harm.

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Fraudsters targeting first-time buyers

First published by Matthew on November 08, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Malware Scammers Security and tagged with | | | | | | | | | | |

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According to credit-reference agency Experian, there are increasing incidents of fraudsters targeting first-time buyers, and some of it can be related to data breaches.

As a firm of expert data breach compensation lawyers, this news doesn’t come as a surprise to us at all. First-time buyers can be vulnerable to the kinds of tricks and scams that criminals can pull off, particularly because of being thrown into the world of owning a home for the first time. Criminals could pose as a number of organisations or parties, and they could use information from data breaches to convince people that they’re the real deal.

This kind of problem demonstrates how bad a simple data breach can actually be for a victim when criminals use even small bits of seemingly “harmless” data that has been exposed in a breach to do serious damage.

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Compensation for a financial information data breach

First published by Matthew on October 16, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Financial Data Breaches Hacking News Scammers Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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We can offer No Win, No Fee representation for victims who claim compensation for a financial information data breach with us.

Although we often talk about claiming for the distress of a breach, those who lose money can be entitled to recover what has been lost as well. This is in addition to the distress for the fact that the breach has happened in the first place.

With the number of cyber incidents in the financial services sector said to be increasing, this is an important area for us to offer our expert advice and services for.

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Cyber-attack compensation claims advice

First published by Matthew on August 14, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Malware Ransomware Scammers Security and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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You can be eligible to make a claim for cyber-attack compensation if your data has been exposed as a result of a hack.

Ultimately, the law is clear in terms of the responsibility organisations have to safeguard the data that they store and process. It’s their job to ensure that they have proper cybersecurity in place to prevent a breach incident taking place, and if they fail to do so, victims are well within their rights to justice.

A lot of the group actions and multi-party legal cases we’re involved in have stemmed from cyber-attacks. This includes some of the big-name examples like British Airways, Equifax and Ticketmaster.

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Public sector hacks continue to be a worry

First published by Matthew on August 01, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Government Hacking News Healthcare Ransomware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | | | | | | | |

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Public sector hacks remain one of the more worrying aspects of worldwide data protection issues, and we can tell you from experience that these woes apply here in the UK.

We say this a lot, but the simple fact of the matter is that it’s a worrying truth. One of the most common types of compensation claims we deal with here at the Data Leak Lawyers involve public sector organisations. The most common are medical data breach claims and council data protection cases.

Yet again, we’re hearing the experts voice their concerns when it comes to public sector data protection problems, and it’s important for people to know what to do when their information it misused or exposed.

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Fraud compensation from a data breach

First published by Matthew on June 13, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Scammers and tagged with | | | | | |

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You can be eligible to claim fraud compensation where the crime has arisen from a data breach, data leak or a hack.

It only takes a little bit of personal information for criminals to commit fraud or identity theft. Where payment card data has been exposed, the risks can be even higher, and victims can be at an imminent threat of losing money.

Ultimately, if the fraud has arisen because your personal information has been exposed or misused by an organisation, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against them.

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Huge risks of online streaming data breach incidents

First published by Matthew on May 15, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Ransomware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | |

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There can be huge risks when it comes to online streaming data breach incidents, with research showing that they’re one of the biggest targets for cybercriminals.

And it makes sense as to why they’re a huge target as well. Not only could they gain financial information from your account, but they could also use your account for pirating as well.

Online streaming is growing and growing in popularity, so there’s no way that it will be left behind when it comes to targets for cybercriminals and hackers. It can be so easy for accounts to be breached, so you need to make sure to do all you can to protect yourself. And know your rights when it’s not your fault!

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Human error data breach compensation advice

First published by Matthew on May 08, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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You may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you are the victim of a human error data breach incident.

In fact, some of the biggest group action and individual cases we’re fighting for justice in were caused by simple human errors. Many of the human errors committed are preventable, and it’s this key factor that means you can be entitled to make a claim.

Don’t assume that you can’t claim because a person is responsible (or partially responsible) for a data breach. The organisations who employee people can be vicariously liable for the actions of their employee. This means that the blame can be squarely with the employer!

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Rising funds transfer fraud incidents

First published by Matthew on May 06, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Malware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | |

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Data suggests that there’s been a rise of funds transfer fraud (FTF) in the UK, and with real-time and faster payment processes commonplace these days, we’re not surprised.

Incidents of funds transfer fraud can be linked with data breaches as well. Whether it’s a bank or financial institution that’s hacked – the Tesco data breach being one example – or a scam that’s linked to a data breach, we have to ask the question: what more could have been done, and who’s responsible?

It can only take a little bit of information in the wrong hands to do some serious damage. People have fallen victim to scams that are directly related to big data breach incidents. A rise in FTF is a concern.

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