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The biggest data breachesData breaches have been increasing both in terms of number and the amount of people affected. Many big companies have been affected resulting in some very large scale breaches and compensation pay outs.
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Between February and June 2018
A hack occurred in which the personal and financial details of Ticketmaster customers were stolen by cyber criminals. The information stolen by the hackers was all information that, in the wrong hands, could be misused for fraudulent purposes.
Financial and banking information is some of the most important data you will have because if that is compromised you could face financial losses which causes a lot of emotional distress. As the systems have modernised over the years with things like online banking the financial sector has faced a significant increase in data breaches.
What is a finance data breach?
While we often worry about hackers or cybercriminals accessing our financial information, in many cases basic human error can also have a devastating impact and lead to data being compromised.
To protect us from financial data breaches and cybercrime it is essential that financial institutions or any company that has your banking details has adequate and robust systems in place to secure the data. Also, all staff working in financial organisations need to have the knowledge and capability to handle such sensitive information securely but all too often this isn’t happening.
Of data breaches in the UK are said to be due to human error and warrant compensation
The biggest financial breaches in the UK
In 2018 Tesco Bank was fined £16.4 million by the Financial Conduct Authority after a cyber-attack that saw £2.26 million was taken out of 8,000 customers personal current accounts over a 48-hour period. After a long investigation it was determined that Tesco should have done more both before the attack and in response to it.
In September 2017, a breach occurred at credit reporting company Equifax that saw the exposure of names, phone numbers, email addresses of 143 million accounts in the US and 400,000 in the UK. Also, of this, the hackers stole credit card numbers of more than 209,000 customers. This breach cost Equifax up to $700 million in fines.
Seven UK banks
In 2017 seven banks were forced to shut down their systems after cyber attacks that cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to fix. Some of the biggest names affected by the attacks included Barclays and Santander.
Has any of the following ever happened to you? Read carefully as we don't want you to miss out
Your data was lost, stolen or hacked
Your data was inaccurately stored or out-of-date
Your data was held longer than required
Your data was used outside of its stated purpose
Your data was made public
Your data was disclosed without your express permission
Your data was maliciously disclosed
Your data was used to obtain credit cards fraudulently
If any of the above apply to you, you should check for compensation online right away
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Frequently asked questions & Useful InfoQuestions we are frequently asked by our users
How to make a claim if your financial data was compromised
GDPR regulations state that if you trust any party with your data and it gets lost, destroyed, or stolen you have the right to receive fair compensation. The financial sector handles some of our most sensitive and important data and all customers but their trust in them and expect it to be protected but this unfortunately is not always the case.
When a breach occurs, the ICO can respond with actions such as financial penalties and prosecutions.
Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated with machine-learning helping to make existing cyber attack attempts like identity theft, denial-of-service attacks, and password cracking more formidable and more effective. The financial sector has always been a lucrative target for hackers and as we delve further into the Internet of Things (IoT) more and more devices are going to be connected to the internet which makes protecting data from hackers an ongoing challenge. However, this does not give financial organisations an excuse for carelessness.
If they have done everything in their power to protect your data and have the best security processes and procedures in place it is unlikely a claim would be successful. In the majority of cases though financial data breaches happen because of human error and/or failure to implement secure systems and these errors are just as likely to happen offline.
The best course of action if you think you have suffered a financial data breach is to seek specialised legal advice and services from trusted solicitors. If they have a proven track record of resolving these types of breaches then you can feel assured that you are in the right hands.
Why you can trust us
Through Data Breach Claims, we’ll put you in touch with solicitors who will provide you with a free consultation, and if you have a claim worth pursuing, will work for you on a no win, no fee basis. You won’t need to pay anything for their legal services until you receive your compensation. If your data loss incident has merit, then they’ll work for you to secure you the right outcome.
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