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Flamingo Horticulture suffer data breach following ransomware attack

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Flamingo Horticulture, a core agricultural supplier to a number of leading UK retailers, has suffered a data breach following a ransomware attack.

HackNotice, a security awareness platform, reported that the company was “allegedly hacked as reported by “PYSA ransomware”.

The letter sent out to affected individuals indicates that it took Flamingo five months to tell those who were affected.

Flamingo have not made a public statement in relation to the breach and the number of affected individuals.

Personal Data has appeared on the Dark Web and includes, names ,addresses, NI numbers and Bank Account details.

If you have been contacted by Flamingo, or you believe that you have been affected by the data breach, you may have grounds to claim compensation.

The team at Hayes Connor are ready and wating to support anyone who has been affected by the Flamingo data breach. To find out more about how you can make a claim, please get in touch.

What to do if you are concerned about the Flamingo Horticulture data breach

If you have been affected by the Flamingo data breach, then the company should have already contacted you to confirm this. If for any reason you have not been contacted and you have strong reason to believe that your data was exposed, then you should get in touch with Flamingo Horticulture as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you should be extremely vigilant of any unexpected or suspicious communications. This is especially true if you are contacted by anyone claiming to represent Flamingo, as these could be sophisticated ‘phishing’ attacks which are designed to extract further personal data from you.

There are a number of ways to reduce the risk of cybercriminals using your personal data maliciously or fraudulently. To find out more about this, read our guide on what to do if your data has been stolen in a data breach.

If your data was exposed in the Flamingo data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This is something the team at Hayes Connor can help you with.

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

Organisations which store personal data belonging to their employees, customers and clients have a legal obligation to make sure that it is securely stored. If this personal data is breached, no matter the circumstances, the organisation in question will have failed to uphold this obligation. Affected individuals will therefore be in a position to make a claim.

Hayes Connor has one of the largest dedicated teams of data breach specialists in the country, with a wealth of combined experience and expertise. We can use this expertise to carefully guide you through the steps you need to take if you believe that you are owed data breach compensation.

We can advise on whether you are owed compensation, how much compensation you may be entitled to and how the general claims process works. Our team will also provide you with close personal support through every stage of the claims process and will make everything as straightforward as possible so you can remain in the loop at all times.

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 about the Flamingo data breach, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0330 041 5132 (add Ruler tracking).