DATA HACKING CASES
There have been some notable and massive hacking cases over the past few years including:
- Equifax. In December 2017, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) confirmed that it is investigating Equifax over the massive data breach. Over 100,000 UK customers may have been affected by this breach
- Uber. In 2016, Uber concealed a hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers
- Talk Talk. A hack of communications firm TalkTalk netted email addresses, names and phone numbers, as well as 21,000 unique bank account numbers and sort codes
- Yahoo. 2016 revealed one of the biggest data hacks in history when it was reported that one billion Yahoo user accounts were found to have been hacked. Since then it has been revealed that all Yahoo users were affected.
MAKING A HACKING CLAIM
You may be eligible to claim for compensation if a company that holds or has access to your personal information has failed to protect it. Should a hack occur, liability will depend on the measures in place to keep you and your data safe; and whether these measures were upheld. In many cases, hacks are able to occur due to inadequate processes and human error, leaving victims open to the threat of hacks.
At Hayes Connor Solicitors we’re planning to help victims of the latest Equifax data hack to claim compensation. Find out more about what’s happening with this case and how you can seek compensation for damages or distress suffered.
We can also help with other hacking compensation claims. Our professional, friendly team will be pleased to answer any questions you might have, and advise you on whether you have a valid claim.
Of course, you may not know that your information has been hacked until you hear about in the news. In such cases, it’s worth finding out whether your data was compromised, because, if so, you may have a claim for compensation. We can also keep you updated on upcoming and current hacking investigations.
At Hayes Connor Solicitors we help victims to claim compensation following a wide range of data violations. Where multiple people have been affected by a hack, we also make group action claims; often on a no win-no fee basis.