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DivideBuy data breach exposes customers’ personal data

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Financial institution DivideBuy has revealed that it was the victim of a recent cyber-attack which exposed personal data belonging to its customers.

Writing in an email to affected customers, DivideBuy confirmed that the perpetrators of the attack may have been able to identify various pieces of sensitive personal data, including:

  • Names
  • Date of Births
  • Addresses
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Associated Aliases

The email also revealed that some credit report information was also contained within the material that was accessed during the data breach.

DivideBuy has explicitly stated that the data compromised in the breach did not contain any bank account or credit card information.

In response to the breach, DivideBuy has worked with external specialists to make sure that all data is secure, and that the same type of data breach will not happen again.

As an additional measure, DivideBuy has also arranged a 12-month subscription to TrueIdentity, an online monitoring service which notifies customers if there are any critical changes to their TransUnion Credit Report.

If you have already been contacted by DivideBuy to inform you that you have been affected by the data breach, or you have strong reason to believe that your data has been compromised, then you may have grounds to claim compensation.

At Hayes Connor, we are already acting for DivideBuy customers who have been affected by the data breach and are ready to advise anyone else who may have been impacted.

Wondering if you may be entitled to compensation for the DivideBuy data breach? Please get in touch.

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What to do if you are worried about the DivideBuy data breach

If you have been affected by the DivideBuy data breach, then the company should have already been in touch with you to inform you of the situation. If you have not been contacted by DivideBuy and you are concerned that your data may be at risk, then you should get in touch with DivideBuy as soon as possible.

Anyone whose personal data is exposed in a data breach should be aware of the risk of their data being used fraudulently or maliciously by cybercriminals. There are steps you can take to minimise these risks and to protect yourself if you are targeted by cybercriminals.

If you are a DivideBuy customer, you should be vigilant of any emails, phone calls or communication from anyone claiming to represent the company. These may be ‘phishing’ attacks which are designed to extract further information from you, such as your credit card details.

If you want to minimise the risk of your data being used by cybercriminals, you can take a look at our guide to what to do if your data has been stolen in a data breach to find out more.

If your data was exposed in the DivideBuy data breach, you will want to consider whether you are entitled to compensation. This is something the team at Hayes Connor can discuss further with you.

How Hayes Connor can help you claim compensation for the DivideBuy data breach

Any organisation that holds your personal data has a legal obligation to keep it secure and out of the hands of cybercriminals. If they fail in this obligation, anyone affected is likely to have grounds to claim compensation.

At Hayes Connor, we have one of the largest teams of data breach specialists in the country, with a wealth of combined experience handling a wide variety of cases. We have already started acting for clients who have been affected by the DivideBuy data breach, so are well placed to advise anyone else whose data has been exposed.

Our expert team will work alongside you to clarify whether you will be entitled to compensation, how the claims process works and the level of compensation you can expect to receive.

Our aim is to ensure that anyone affected by a data breach can access the compensation they deserve, alongside making the claims process as straightforward and accessible as possible.

You can find out more about our expertise and how we handle data breach claims here.

To start a claim, you can use our online claim form.

To speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0330 041 5137.

You can find out more about our expertise and how we handle claims here. To have your claim assessed for free, you can use our secure online claim form. Or to speak to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0330 041 5137.