Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors

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You might be involved in the Equifax data breach but not know it

Equifax is the second-largest credit reference agency in the UK. But, in March 2017, a staggering data breach demonstrated how weak the company’s security processes were. This happened when the personal data of hundreds of millions of people was stolen from the credit reporting giant. Luckily for Equifax, the breach happened pre-GDPR (General Data Protection […]

Stark warning that ransomware attacks are the next consequence of the coronavirus outbreak

If people and businesses across the world don’t have enough to worry about, a new report warns that ransomware attacks could be an additional consequence of the coronavirus outbreak. RiskIQ – a world-leading cybersecurity company – made the stark forecast.   In its latest intelligence brief, RiskIQ states that, as the coronavirus spreads around the globe, it is likely that cybercriminals […]

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Another Marriott data breach sees 5.2 million guest records stolen

In 2018, a huge data breach put 339 million Marriott International customers at risk.  And, while you think the hotel giant would have learned its lesson, this doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, Marriott has confirmed that it has suffered another data breach – this time involving the personal information of 5.2 million guests. […]

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How to keep safe after the 118118 Money data breach

This week, many people contacted our data protection solicitors, concerned about how the 118118 Money data breach might affect them. This comes after 118118 Money informed customers about a security incident at the company. In an email headed “Important information about your account”, 118118 Money confirmed that: On Friday 20th March, illegal access to the […]

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Your personal information is at risk during the coronavirus pandemic

Hayes Connor has raised concerns about a potential increase in data breaches during the coronavirus pandemic. Primarily, our expert data breach solicitors believe that personal information is at risk in four different ways. An increase in phishing emails and coronavirus scams Hayes Connor has warned people to be on their guard in case of coronavirus […]

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Hayes Connor moves forward with LOQBOX data breach group action

Hayes Connor Solicitors is pressing forward with its group action case against LOQBOX. This comes after LOQBOX contacted customers to let them know that the company had been hacked. As a result of the LOQBOX data breach, sensitive personal information may have been compromised – including financial data in some circumstances. Issuing LOQBOX with an […]

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Are you worried about the Watford Community Housing Trust data breach?

Watford Community Housing Trust has inadvertently leaked the personal details of 3,545 tenants. The violation happened when the Trust sent out an email to residents, informing them of changes to services during the coronavirus outbreak and the closure of its offices on Clarendon Road. At Hayes Connor, we have been contacted by many Watford Community […]