First published by Matthew on January 09, 2020 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Ransomware Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | database security | ransomware | website hacked
The Travelex cyberattack has left customers frustrated as hackers have locked down their systems and are holding the company to ransom.
We’re taking legal action for the previous Travelex incident, which stemmed from a leak of customer data. As an expert consumer law firm that specialises in data breach compensation, we’ve spoken to the media about this incident and aired our concerns that we’re seeing yet another cyberattack incident taking place; this being one of many that have hit various businesses over the last few years.
This hack may lead to customer information being leaked or sold on for money, so there’s every reason for customers to be concerned; despite assurances from Travelex.
First published by Matthew on January 02, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Ransomware Scammers and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data leak | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware
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.
First published by Matthew on December 31, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Healthcare Security Technology and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | ransomware
When it comes to hospital cyber-attacks, our focus is on ensuring that the victims’ voices are heard and that they have the chance for the justice that they deserve.
The threat that hospitals are facing from cybercriminals is substantial. A large volume of the individual compensation claims that we take forward are for medical data breach incidents, and many of them stem from cybersecurity events.
The 2017 WannaCry incident was perhaps one of the biggest examples that showed just how much of a target the healthcare sector really is.
First published by Matthew on December 03, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Healthcare Security and tagged with data controllers | healthcare sector | medical apps | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | personal data | ransomware
The impact of hospital data breaches can be incredibly severe given that we’re talking about some of the most personal and sensitive information there can be.
This can mean that the victims of this kind of medical data breach can suffer more, and it can also mean that hospitals are a bigger target for hackers.
As expert data protection lawyers, we can tell you from years of real experience in fighting for the rights of data breach victims that these kinds of legal cases need a specific approach. When it comes to sensitive medical data that has been exposed, data breach compensation amounts can be higher, and it takes specialist lawyers like us to make sure you get the best representation possible.
First published by Matthew on November 29, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Scammers Security Technology and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | online security | ransomware | retail data breach | social media data breaches
As a ‘go-to’ name in the data breach compensation industry, we were asked by the I Paper to provide them with a list of Black Friday cybersecurity tips. We were more than happy to help.
As featured in the I Paper today, we have provided a list of safety tips for shoppers this Black Friday which also applies to the coming Cyber Monday. As great as deals can be for shoppers, in today’s age of cyberattacks and data exposure, consumers need to be careful.
You can read the tips in today’s print edition of the I Paper. We’ll also outline the basis of the information for you here as well under headings with some additional information.
First published by Matthew on November 08, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Malware Scammers Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware | talktalk | website hacked
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.
First published by Matthew on November 07, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Healthcare Ransomware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data controllers | database security | healthcare sector | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | online security | ransomware | smart technology
Digitalisation is generally seen as a good thing, but in a day and age when data breaches are so common, should we be concerned when it comes to increasing use of NHS digital technologies?
Like many other industries, the growing use of technology can be great. We can reduce costs and wastage, increase efficiency, and make communication – which is vital – slick and smooth. When it comes to the healthcare industry, increasing use of technology and digitalisation could arguably save lives and improve patient care.
But with increasing digitalisation comes increasing vulnerability for technology to be exploited. Without adequate defences in place, it can be open season for criminals and fraudsters.
First published by Matthew on October 16, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Financial Data Breaches Hacking News Scammers Security and tagged with bank hacks | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware
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.
First published by Matthew on August 14, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Malware Ransomware Scammers Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | malware | phishing scams | ransomware | website hacked
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.
First published by Matthew on August 13, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Ransomware Scammers Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | online security | personal data | ransomware
As the issue of rising cybercrime costs hits the news again, we want to make sure that the focus isn’t shifted away from those who can be hit the worst when an incident takes place; the victims.
Although organisations can end up paying significant costs in dealing with the fallout of a data breach incident, it’s the victims whose personal and sensitive information has been exposed. It’s the victims who must suffer with the distress caused by the loss of control over their information. And it’s the victims who we focus on when we represent them for claims for data breach compensation.
Importantly, victims can be entitled to claim compensation when their information is misused or exposed. Data breach compensation pay-outs are separate to fines and costs and are designed to ensure the victims are properly compensated.