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misconfigured cloud accounts
October 05, 2023

Data Breach Compensation and Misconfigured Cloud Accounts

Misconfigured cloud accounts could lead to information exposure and may trigger a class action claim, and our expert privacy lawyers may be able to assist you.

In today’s digital landscape, protecting personal information has become a paramount concern. Unfortunately, incidents involving data breaches have become increasingly common, leaving individuals and companies vulnerable to the exposure of sensitive data.

In this article, we will look at the significance of misconfigured cloud accounts in data breaches, how they relate to class action claims, and how The Data Leak Lawyers can assist you in claiming compensation. One notable example is the Virgin Media data leak, a case that underscores the critical importance of securing cloud accounts.

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May 04, 2023

£15,000 settlement: data leak of spreadsheet attached to email

We were previously able to resolve a claim for a client of ours for the sum of £15,000 in damages after a spreadsheet attached to an email exposed personal information.

We can tell you as leading privacy compensation experts that, unfortunately, this kind of event can be quite common in occurrence. There is no excuse for such a data leak to happen, and we are pleased that we were able to resolve this particular case in our client’s favour and with such a positive settlement result achieved.

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March 21, 2023

Airline cyberattacks and data breach claims

Previous data found that cyberattacks on the aviation industry had increased significantly in recent years, with commercial airlines reportedly suffering the heaviest blows. Unfortunately, such rises come as little surprise to us, and will likely not shock many others. Numerous airline cyberattacks in recent years have caused us to become accustomed to this sort of problem.

From British Airways to Air India, we have seen a number of high-profile cyber incidents involving airlines over the past few years, some of which have subsequently resulted in major data breach group actions. Given that aviation companies hold huge quantities of often highly sensitive personal information, it is natural that they are prime targets for hackers seeking to steal information. What can be harder to accept is that airlines keep failing to defend themselves against such attacks.

If you have had your personal data exposed as a result of an airline cyberattack, you may be able to recover compensation for the harm you have been caused.  Our involvement in the group legal actions against both British Airways and easyJet means that we are an expert firm to come to for your data breach claim.

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
January 30, 2023

Identity theft from data breaches: claim compensation

Victims of identity theft from data breaches could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation, and our expert leading team of lawyers may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Below is a little bit of advice about this issue, and whether we may be able to help you. The best thing to do is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now to find out if we are able to represent you for a case.

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incorrectly configured databases
January 17, 2023

Compensation for incorrectly configured databases

Incorrectly configured databases could lead to swathes of personal information being misused or exposed. Anyone affected by such an incident could be entitled to pursue compensation now.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of people for cases where this exact scenario has happened, and we can pursue claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. You can find out more about your entitlement to pursue compensation as the victim of a data breach by contacting our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
January 10, 2023

Claim compensation for major data breaches

We have a long history in pursuing compensation claims on behalf of thousands of people for major data breaches where we can offer our expertise on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers is a leading name in privacy compensation as experts in this niche and complex area of law. We are proud to be able to provide free, no-obligation legal advice to anyone who needs our services here now.

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November 22, 2022

Compensation for data breaches from phishing emails

You could be eligible to claim compensation for data breaches from phishing emails and attacks where they are successful and your information has been misused or exposed.

The GDPR means that our rights are enshrined in law in terms of our information being protected, and our right to control over it. If the GDPR is breached, that is when an organisation can be negligent and, therefore, can be responsible to compensate a victim for what has happened.

You can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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misconfigured storage containers
September 20, 2022

Confidential Records Stolen in a Data Breach or Cyberattack?

Confidential records stolen in data breaches, leaks and cyberattacks could allow victims who have been affected to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers is a leading firm of Data Leak Lawyers representing thousands of people in England and Wales for privacy compensation cases. As well as individual clients, we are representing thousands of people engaged in over 50 group and multi-party actions as specialists in this niche and complex area of law.

If you think you might have a case, all you need to do is speak to our friendly team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.

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November 23, 2021

Stor-A-File cyberattack: information dumped on the dark web

It has been reported that the recent Stor-A-File cyberattack resulted in hackers demanding a ransom of three million pounds in Bitcoin which has reportedly been rejected, leading to data being exposed online.

Last week, we covered the issues facing the Lister Fertility Clinic who are understood to have written to some 1,700 patients over medical records that Stor-A-File had been providing scanning services for. With potentially sensitive medical information at stake, it had been feared that patients of the clinic could be vulnerable to their private and sensitive medical information being compromised.

Now, it has been reported that the worst looks to have happened and that private and sensitive data stolen in the attack has now been put onto the dark web.

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October 13, 2021

Billions of leaked records – data exposure in 2021

According to a recent report, over five billion personal records have already been exposed in 2021. A number of significant data leak incidents have contributed to the billions of leaked records, showing how cybercriminals are often able to steal information in large quantities.

In many cases, the theft of records can be facilitated by the negligence or errors of data controllers. Despite being required by law to impose strong cybersecurity defences, vulnerabilities are often neglected and left open for cybercriminals to take advantage of.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data protection law, have seen data controllers fail to meet their responsibilities on many occasions, and the consequences can be devastating for those affected. It is not always possible to undo the impact when control of your personal information is lost, but making a data protection breach compensation claim can allow you to hold a third-party organisation accountable for any failure to protect your personal data. In a time in which so many records are being leaked, our work has never been more important.

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