A number of victims of the Equifax data breach have been receiving letters containing incorrect personal data, according to media reports; further exacerbating the massive data breach that has affected some 700,000 people in the UK alone.
According to Equifax, determining the best addresses for some victims had been “complex” and had resulted in letters being sent out that are thoughts to have contained erroneous information.
As time has passed, the Equifax data breach seems to have worsened and worsened, and this is yet another problem adding to the pile.
Worsening situation for Equifax
The Equifax data breach was entirely preventable. Their systems were compromised because they failed to patch up a known security vulnerability, and on top of that, their own systems failed to identify the ongoing flaw.
For those reasons, we are representing a large number of UK victims who are claiming for data protection compensation, and if you have yet to join our action, we are pleased to confirm that we are still accepting cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Not only was the data breach entirely preventable, but the numbers involved have grown and grown. The initial figure of affected UK victims was thought to be around 300,000, but this swiftly grew to 400,000, and then eventually to the 700,000 figure we have now.
New incident raises further questions
This latest incident of letters being sent out with incorrect personal data raises further questions over the ability of Equifax to properly manage and secure the vast amounts of data they hold. A “glitch” in a system that is tied to very personal and sensitive data is not acceptable. It was an oversight and a system flaw that saw the original Equifax data breach occur in the first place, and this additional glitch is worrisome.
We have already reported the reasons as to why Equifax Data Breach victims may be at serious risk of fraud and scams. How can people be confident that their data is secure with Equifax when the situation appears to be continually worsening?
Have you been affected by the Equifax data breach?
If you have been affected by the Equifax data breach and you have yet to launch your claim with us and join our action, please contact the team for specialist help and advice.
We are still accepting cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we are confident we can help victims claim data protection compensation as a victim of the breach.
The Equifax data breach action is one of many data actions we are helping people with. We’re here to help you.
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