AX report data breach following sophisticated cyber-security attack
AX (formerly Accident Exchange) have recently reported a data breach, which occurred earlier in the year following a cyber-security attack.
In January, an unauthorised third party was able to access one of AX’s external facing systems. It was only a month later when the nature and method of the attack was spotted by AX and access to the system was tested and fixed.
It was subsequently discovered that a number of files which contained personal data belonging to customers of AX were accessed by those responsible for the attack.
The details contained in the breached files is said to include:
- Phone Numbers
- Email Addresses
- Insurer and Policy Numbers
- Vehicle registrations
- Accident and repairer Details
AX could not confirm to affected individuals whether their data has been exported.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have both been informed about the incident.
If you have been contacted by AX, informing you that your data was exposed in the breach, or you have sufficient reason to believe that this is the case, then you may have grounds to claim compensation.
Hayes Connor are ready to support anyone who may have been affected by the AX data breach. To learn more about how you can make a claim, please get in touch.