Group Action Updates

Group Action Updates

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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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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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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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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The Victoria Derbyshire programme has highlighted how domestic abusers are using technology to stalk, trap, control, isolate and hunt down their victims. Sharing her experience, domestic abuse survivor Ellen said...
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The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted what can happen when we share our data online. In this case, a researcher garnered details on the likes and habits of Facebook users (without...
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Earlier this week, an interview on the BBC’s Money Box programme revealed that companies you have never heard of could be searching your details on credit rating sites without your...
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Morrisons loses data breach appeal

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Supermarket Morrisons has lost its appeal following a breach at the company which resulted in thousands of its employees’ details being posted online. The case is the first data leak...
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