Current and former employees’ data put at risk in Beaumont Morgan data breach
All current and former employees of property construction and design specialists Beaumont Morgan Developments Ltd have had personal and financial data exposed following a cyber attack on the company’s servers.
The attack took place on Saturday 8 May 2021 when their computer servers were compromised by cyber criminals. The firm was not aware of the breach of their systems until Monday 10 May 2021.
The following types of data may be at risk:
- National insurance numbers
- Dates of birth
- Bank details
The potential risk to their employee’s is significant.
With access to these sort of personal and financial details, cyber criminals could perform a range of fraudulent activities, including taking out credit in the victims’ names and other types of financial crime.
If you are a current or former employee of Beaumont Morgan whose data is involved in the breach, you may find it some reassurance to know that you could have grounds to claim compensation. Whether you suffer direct financial harm or not, if your data was exposed due to security failings or other data protection errors made by Beaumont Morgan, it is likely you will be entitled to claim.
At Hayes Connor, we are ready to advise anyone who may have been affected by the Beaumont Morgan data breach about their right to compensation. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss the details of your case with our data breach experts.
What to do if you are worried about the Beaumont Morgan data breach
If your data has been put at risk in the Beaumont Morgan cyber attack, you should have been contacted by the firm already. If you have not been contacted but are concerned that your data may have been exposed, then you should contact Beaumont Morgan to make sure your data was not involved in the breach of their systems.
Given the sensitive nature of the data potentially accessed in the Beaumont Morgan cyber attack, anyone whose data has been put at risk should be extremely wary of the risk of being targeted by cyber criminals.
Types of crime that victims could experience include fraud, as well ‘phishing attacks’ in the form of emails, phone calls and other types of communications with the goal of extracting further sensitive information.
To minimise the risk of your data being used by cybercriminals, please take a look at our detailed guide to what to do if your data has been stolen in a data breach.
If your data was exposed due to the Beaumont Morgan data breach, you should also consider whether you are entitled to claim compensation. The team at Hayes Connor will be happy to discuss this with you and explain how we can help.
How Hayes Connor can help you claim compensation for the Beaumont Morgan data breach
If your employer or any other business or other organisation handles your personal data, they have a legal obligation to keep that data secure under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018. If your data was exposed due to a breach of the Data Protection Act, then you will be entitled to compensation.
The team at Hayes Connor are the absolute experts when it comes to data breach compensation claims. We have one of the largest teams of data breach specialists in the country, providing a wealth of combined experience for our clients. Data breach claims are all that we do, so we really do know it all when it comes to getting you compensation for lost or stolen data.
If you have been impacted by the Beaumont Morgan data breach, our expert team can work with you to find out whether you are owed compensation, explain how the claims process works and advise on the level of compensation you could receive.
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 0151 363 5895.