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News & Resources

Yahoo suffers multiple data breaches

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Between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2016 Yahoo suffered a series of system hacks which resulted in personal data being stolen from Yahoo accounts worldwide. Due to failures in...
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Police Federation data breach

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On 9 March 2019, the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) headquarters became aware of a ransomware cyber-attack on their system. It took the PFEW 12 days to notify...
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Credit history building tool LOQBOX was targeted in a “sophisticated and complex” cyber attack resulting in customers’ personal and financial data being accessed by cyber criminals. LOQBOX said it became...
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British Airways data breaches

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British Airways (BA) has been the subject of a slew of data protection failures over the past few years. In 2018 the airline company suffered a significant breach of their...
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The public sector handles a wide range of our sensitive information. It needs this data to deliver the services we have all come to expect. But, as our world becomes...
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Human error, poor business processes and cybercrime are causing data breaches across the UK. And, if you have been the victim of a privacy violation, you must take urgent steps...
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When it comes to data breaches, we know that the impact can be serious and long-lasting. Because, every day, our solicitors help people with data breaches that have had a...
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At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we think it’s imperative that everyone is super vigilant to protect against data breaches and cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, our expert data breach...
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Following a data breach, many people become anxious and upset. Both about the breach of privacy and the possible consequences. Depending on the type of breach, there can be worries...
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According to Action Fraud, criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud innocent people. And, in March 2020, coronavirus-related fraud reports increased by 400%. At Hayes Connor, we join Action...
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Following warnings from the police that “individuals may be taking advantage of the vulnerable by posing as door-to-door coronavirus testers in order to gain access to people’s properties”, Hayes Connor...
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A woman has prosecuted for accessing social care records without authorisation. Michelle Shipsey, a former social services support officer at Dorset County Council, accessed the records of four people she...
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Making a data breach claim

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As the UK’s leading data breach law firm, we understand that making a claim for compensation can be daunting. So, we’ve made the process of making a data breach claim...
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Merry Christmas

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A very Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Staff and Followers! Thank you for your support this year!
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How secure are your medical records?

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The healthcare industry holds the largest amount of personal data on any one individual. And, a rise in digital and mobile technologies is only making the sector more vulnerable when...
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Bank scammers: what you’ve told us!

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Earlier this year, we shared one of our articles on Facebook. The post was called Has your bank warned you that you are being scammed? Watch out!’ And the responses...
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According to a statement on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website, an agreement has finally been reached between Facebook and the data protection regulator. This comes after Facebook was accused...
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Twitter bans all political ads

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Twitter has announced that it will ban all political ads. The move comes in advance of the next UK General Election, which is set to be held on 12 December....
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How to stay safe from cybercrime

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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...
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Don’t fall for this Thomas Cook scam!

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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...
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FAQs about HCS

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Here at Hayes Connor Solicitors, our core aim is to help our clients get the compensation they deserve following data protection breaches, cybercrime, and other online offences. To give you...
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Lancaster University has become the latest organisation to suffer at the hands of cybercriminals after a “sophisticated and malicious phishing attack”. The university, which offers a GCHQ-accredited degree in security,...
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