Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors


Would you fall for this social media scam?

Cybercriminals are targeting people’s social media accounts in a bid to steal money and personal details. In fact, according to reports, a staggering 53% of all logins on social media websites are fraudulent, and 25% of all new accounts are fake[1]. And, while we have all heard about how people are using Facebook and other […]


Is the ICO meeting the needs of the individual when it comes to data breaches?

Our managing director Kingsley Hayes has been keeping a close eye on the key data privacy trends that our firm has seen since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  And he believes that the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) approach to data breach enforcement isn’t yet meeting the needs of the individual. But […]

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Over a year since GDPR financial organisations still aren’t keeping our data secure

It’s been over a year since GDPR came into effect. But despite this, too many companies still aren’t doing enough to protect our personal and financial information. In fact, according to RiskIQ, when it comes to financial services organisations, of public PII-capturing websites with a login page, 11.5% of these sites are still capturing this […]


How to stay safe from cybercrime

With cybercrime rarely out of the news, it’s only natural that people are worried. Here’s are some top tips to help keep you safe from cybercrime and hackers. Protect your finances from cybercriminals Contact your bank or credit card provider if you are at all worried that your financial information could be at risk. For […]


Don’t fall for this Thomas Cook scam!

Cybercriminals are getting increasingly clever. And, at Hayes Connor, we regularly hear about the latest dangerous scams. Today we have been alerted to a new scam. One that is targeting people already in distress. So what do you need to know about the Thomas Cook scam? Thomas Cook refund scam We found out about this […]

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How Hayes Connor helps our clients after a solicitor data breach

At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we help our clients get the compensation they deserve. We do this following data protection breaches, cybercrime, and other online offences. We are also committed to upholding the standards of our industry. That’s why it’s particularly upsetting when we are contacted by someone who has been let down by their solicitor. […]


99% of cybercrime insurance claims are successful

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) – an organisation that represents the insurance industry – has asked that anonymised cyber breach data be made publicly available. The ABI feels that this is necessary for insurers to accurately gauge the level of risk when it comes to cybercrime, and set the price of cyber insurance. Why […]