Tag: retail data breach
First published by Matthew on January 10, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity ICO Latest Security and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | database security | ico | personal data | retail data breach
The Dixons Carphone data breach fine has been formally issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the maximum amount possible under the previous rules.
The cyberattack took place between July 2017 and April 2018, meaning the Data Protection Act 1998 applies as opposed to the GDPR that came into force just a month later. As such, the maximum fine that the retailer could face was £500,000.00, which is what the ICO has issued. Had the attack have continued into the GDPR era, they could have faced fines in the hundreds of millions of pounds mark.
We’ve been representing victims of this data breach for some time now as expert data protection compensation lawyers with a wealth of experience in large consumer actions. As we know a great deal about this breach as it’s one of our live actions, we’re not surprised by the findings and the maximum fine being issued.
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 January 07, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Hacking News Retail Security Technology and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | database security | online security | personal data | retail data breach
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.
Retail cyber attacks and the legal viewpoint is a simple one: as with any other organisation, retailers must protect their customers’ information.
Yet, in recent times, we’ve witnessed a lot of retail cyber attacks that were entirely preventable, and retailers are an obvious target for cyber-criminals.
Retail cyber security can be a complex matter. With numerous breach points along varying suppliers and across potentially hundreds of thousands of outlets, it’s not the easiest of issues to address, but the legal viewpoint remains that customers data must be protected, or retail cyber attacks will lead to legal action and compensation for victims.
According to recent information, transparency pays when it comes to retail data protection as some consumers would pledge to shop more with retailers who are transparent about how they use their data.
Given the volume of data breaches we see in the news these days, consumers are more aware than ever about the importance of data protection and knowing more about how their data is used and shared.
The data about customers being happier to shop more with organisations when there is more transparency over retailer data protection policies is certainly food for thought in today’s globally-competitive market.
Ikea are reportedly investigating a data breach over a cyber-security incident involving their jobs marketplace, known as TaskRabbit.
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is said to be aware of the incident.
Ikea has asked users of the app and website service that allows people to search for freelance workers for odd jobs like cleaning, gardening and furniture assembly, to change passwords ASAP. Anyone who may use the same password for other sites is also being told they should change passwords for other accounts as well.
Is enough being done to protect against retail data breaches?
If you look at some of the recent big data breaches involving the likes of Facebook and retailer Under Armour, the impact on them as a businesses has been comparatively small.
People still use Facebook, and people still use Under Armour products, with the latter seeing only a small drop in share value, according to reports. People still need (or want) to use the services that are at the centre of big data breaches, so we need to look at making sure that appropriate punishments are issued to stop retail data breaches happening again.