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Vulnerable websites and apps are a target for cybercriminals to exploit in order to steal information. Victims of such a breach could be entitled to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of clients, many of whom have been affected by issues involving vulnerable websites and apps. You could be entitled to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and all you need to do is speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
Plenty of studies and research into vulnerable websites and apps have concluded that there are tens of thousands potentially vulnerable to serious cyberattacks. Ultimately, as we continue to live in an increasingly digitised world, there are the obvious security risks with information being stored and processed in such a way.
All it takes is one small security flaw or one simple vulnerability and entire systems could be compromised. We often say that any defence is only as good as its weakest link, and it can take just one weak link too completely cripple an organisation. You only need to look at recent infamous examples such as the British Airways cyberattack that we represent thousands of people for, where a vulnerability was exploited to scrape information being processed through websites and apps. The Ticketmaster hack of the same year was pretty much the same thing. Slightly more recently, we saw EasyJet fall victim to a cyberattack with some nine million people’s information potentially compromised.
Ultimately, one small vulnerability can lead to the information for hundreds of thousands or even millions of people being misused and/or exposed. Organisations at the very top of their structure should be actively concerned and interested in making sure that cybersecurity is the best that it can be. If it isn’t, it’s simply open season for hackers to target and exploit information that’s easy to steal.
If you have fallen victim to a cyberattack that has arisen from vulnerable websites and apps, you could be entitled to claim data breach compensation now. The GDPR can allow you to recover compensation where an organisation has been negligent in the duty of care that they have to protect your personal information. If a cyberattack is successful because of a vulnerability that the organisation should not have allowed to have existed, that is when they could be found negligent. If we can prove that, you may have a case.
The GDPR can entitle you to receive monetary compensation for the distress that you suffer from that is caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Most people will claim for just the distress alone, but if you also suffered any losses and expenses then these can be factored into cases as well.
Ultimately, it is not nice to know that cybercriminals have stolen our information and that we could be targeted by fraud and theft at any moment. That is why the law can entitle you to claim for distress, and you should speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice about whether we can help you today.
When it comes to potential data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs in the UK, they can be high when it comes to successful cyberattacks that involve particularly personal and sensitive information. Many hackers target medical information because it can be used to blackmail victims to avoid its exposure. Equally, distress can be significant when financial information is breached because of the continual threat of criminals using the information to steal money from you or commit identity theft.
We previously put initial valuation estimates on the British Airways cyberattack in the £6,000 region. Claims can be valued between £15,000 to £25,000 were particularly sensitive information such as medical data has been exposed and/or misused.
Each claim is different and must be assessed on its individual merits, so please do bear this in mind when considering how much a claim could be worth.
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