Have you checked if you were affected by the TV licence data breach? If you haven’t, you should make sure you take precautions to avoid falling victim to fraud.
The details for some 40,000 people may have been compromised in the recent data breach. Tens of thousands of people have been contacted to warn that they may have fallen victim to the breach. The incident itself stemmed from data inputs that were not fully secure. This is similar to the recent British Airways and Ticketmaster data breaches we’re representing victims for.
If you know you were affected by the TV licence data breach, you may be eligible to claim data breach compensation.
How did the TV licence data breach happen?
The TV licence data breach was caused by some transactions processed through their website not being fully secure. The issue has now been resolved, but anyone who used the website during the breach period may be at risk.
If you entered information on the TV licensing website between 29th August 2018 and 5th September 2018, you may be affected.
It’s understood that some 40,000 transactions were processed during the breach period. This means there may be potentially 40,000 victims of the breach.
What information was exposed in the TV licence data breach?
Information compromised in the TV licence data breach includes:
- Email addresses;
- Bank account information (including sort codes).
Essentially, any data processed during the breach period may have been exposed.
A TV licensing spokesperson said: “For a limited period certain transactions carried out on our website were not as secure as they should have been.”
They also said that they’re “really sorry this happened”.
Anyone whose information has been exposed in the breach may be at risk of fraud where the data is abused by criminals. Victims should take care to keep an eye on their bank accounts and speak to their bank for help and assistance.
Were you affected by the TV licence data breach?
If you were affected by the TV licence data breach, you may be eligible to make a claim for data breach compensation.
We can also represent you on a No Win, No Fe basis for a claim.
To find out more, please contact the team for help and advice today.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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