Legal help for data breach compensation claims

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HaveIBeenPwned and increase in hacks and incidents

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The HaveIBeenPwned platform watches for breaches and can be used to check email addresses to see if an account linked to that email has been compromised in a data breach.

Over the last few months, HaveIBeenPwned has reported huge numbers of data breaches involving millions of records. This can highlight just how frequently these serious breaches are taking place, which is bad for us all.

Data breaches are becoming an increasing threat in society, particularly with the way 2020 evolved with a huge increase in people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your Lawyers (T/a The Data Leak Lawyers) are experts in the field of data breach law as a leading firm of compensation experts, and we are always keen to help victims of data breaches and fight for the justice that they deserve. We have helped thousands of victims claim millions in damages, and we may be able to help you too.

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A data breach at Christmas: never suffer in silence

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Suffering the impact of a data breach at Christmas is something we are used to helping people with on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This is the time of year when data breach numbers can increase as more people go online to spend in time for the big day. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more of our shopping is now online anyway, and the dangers of breaches, leaks and hacks are evident.

If you suffer from a data breach, you should never suffer in silence. Here is how we can help you.

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Financial services data breach advice

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Financial services data breaches are becoming bigger and bigger problems, with some research indicating that most exposed information came from financial services data breaches last year.

According to a report from the data protection company Bitglass, compiled from data by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and the Ponemon Institute, although the financial services industry contributed to 62% of data exposed last year, it only accounted for 6.5% of data breaches in total. This suggests that, whilst they only contribute to a small percentage of reported data breaches overall, an enormous amount of data is exposed in these breaches.

Your Lawyers (T/a The Data Leak Lawyers) is a leading firm of data breach compensation experts, and this research does not come as a surprise to us. We have pioneered data breach action since 2014 and we are passionate about fighting for justice for the victims of data breaches. We are here to help anyone that has suffered because of their sensitive information being misused or exposed in a data breach, and we offer free, no-obligation advice to victims.

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University and college cyberattacks

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The National Cyber Security Centre has issued an alert to education institutions over fears of increased cyber-attacks. It is predicted there will be more university and college cyberattacks this teaching year, which could be particularly harmful to students who are having to learn online this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.

University and college cybercrimes often include a lot of ‘ransomware’ incidents where highly sensitive data is held and a ransom is demanded for payment to be issued for data to be decrypted or destroyed. Malicious software can be used to lock people out of their computer systems and cause whole organisations to grind to a halt.

As a leading, specialist data breach compensation law firm, we have years of experience in this field and we often help victims of a cyberattacks claim the compensation that they deserve. Where personal data is exposed, we can fight for the justice that victims are entitled to by law, and deserve as a victim of a breach event.

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Sandicliffe car dealership data breach

Sandicliffe car dealership data breach

It has been reported that the Sandicliffe car dealership data breach occurred earlier this year in February and could possibly affect hundreds or thousands of people.

The data breach stemmed from a cyberattack that was a result of a phishing scam and it is currently unknown exactly how many people could have been affected. Information exposed could include personal and sensitive data such as financial information and medical details.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation specialists fighting for justice for thousands of victims in over 50 group and multi-party actions, we are offering No Win, No Fee legal support for anyone affected by the cyberattack.

If you have been affected by this breach, speak to a member of our team today for free and no-obligation advice here.

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Flagship Group cyberattack announced

Flagship Group cyberattack

The Flagship Group cyberattack is still causing problems for the Norwich-based housing company with many of their systems and services still offline.

According to the company, they were hit by a major cyberattack on the 1st November, which took many of their systems offline and reduced their available services. To prevent further issues worsening, Flagship Group has taken further systems down, and it is understood that some systems have now been inaccessible for the week.

The BBC says that Flagship Homes own and manage 31,000 homes in England and employ over 1,200 people in their repairs, facilities, heating and maintenance departments. The numbers in terms of anyone who may be affected by the data breach are currently unknown, but these figures could mean that a substantial volume of information is at risk of exposure.

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Victims claim compensation when healthcare records are hacked

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Eligible victims could claim compensation if their healthcare records are hacked. Personal information is hacked for a variety of reasons which is why we represent thousands of people for compensation claims arising from data breach events.

Medical records contain highly sensitive data that criminals can use to exploit victims or gain profit from, such as holding the information to ransom. Medical records usually contain extremely personal or valuable information, such as dates of birth, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, national insurance numbers, and even salary details on occasions, as well as names and contact information. This is on top of details about treatment and healthcare matters which are incredibly sensitive too.

It is important that people know their rights.

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Data breaches can put your sensitive information in the hands of criminals

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In the digital age, it is almost impossible to not provide personal information online, which could put your sensitive data in the hands of criminals if a breach occurs.

We have to trust companies to keep our sensitive data private and secure, but companies often suffer data breaches, both big and small. These breaches can be the result of many things, including system errors, cyber-attacks, employee errors, or poor security measures.

We are experts in the niche area of data breach law as a leading firm in the UK and can help eligible victims of a data breach claim the compensation that they deserve.

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Why hackers target medical records

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There are many reasons as to why hackers target medical records. This is why it’s so important for organisations to protect private and sensitive healthcare information, and justice for victims when they are misused or exposed is equally as important.

Claims for compensation for medical records data breaches are some of the  most serious that we deal with. We represent thousands of clients for cases as a leading firm of data breach lawyers, so we can tell you this from considerable experience.

Here is our insight into why hackers target this kind of information, and what victims can do when data is misused or exposed.

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Cybersecurity month: importance of protection and legal representation

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This October marks the 8th year of the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), and it is an important thing to mark as a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers.

Starting in 2012, the event brings together parties across Europe to unite against cyber threats and dangers. It is important to know how to protect yourself online against cyber criminals and hackers, and it is also important to know where to turn to in the event that you have been the victim of a breach.

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