In February 2020 a serious data breach occurred – the Sandicliffe car dealership cyberattack. If you have been affected by this breach, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim today.
It has not been confirmed exactly how many people are affected by the Sandicliffe car dealership cyberattack. However, the data breach is understood to have involved names, dates of birth, bank account numbers, sort codes, National Insurance numbers, passport scans, salary levels, and medical histories.
This data may not have been exposed for everyone affected, and it may be dependent on who they are and their role in the company, if they are an employee, as well as how much data was on record of each individual. However, in the wrong hands, this kind of information could end up being dangerous for those affected.
About the Sandicliffe car dealership cyberattack
The Sandicliffe car dealership cyberattack stemmed from a phishing scam email involving an employee of the company. The car dealership reportedly patched the access point as soon as they were made aware of the data breach, and successfully prevented the spread of the attack.
Unfortunately, before the attack was stemmed, the hackers are understood to have gained access to two separate email accounts within the dealership. Through these accounts, they were able to access the highly sensitive information for both past and current employees and customers.
Whilst the number of people involved is still unconfirmed, it could, in theory, be that hundreds or even thousands of people may be affected.
The Sandicliffe car dealership group own a total of 10 showrooms. Whilst the breach happened in February, it has been said that Sandicliffe has only just informed those affected. If you have been informed that your data has been involved in the Sandicliffe car dealership cyberattack, you could be eligible to make a No Win, No Fee data breach compensation claim with us today.
What could I claim?
With data breach claims such as this one, there are generally two parts we look at. The first is General Damages, which covers any distress, suffering and loss of amenity caused by the loss of control of your personal data in the breach. This is usually to compensate you for how the breach has affected you personally.
The second part we look at is Special Damages, and this covers any losses and expenses caused by the data breach, which can include financial losses as a result of fraud and theft. We also recognise that different victims can be affected in different ways, and we can assess each individual case to make sure that you receive the best possible damages available.
Claim with the Group Action Lawyers today
If you have been contacted and informed that your personal data was exposed in the Sandicliffe car dealership data breach, you could be eligible to make a claim.
We have been at the forefront of some of the biggest UK Group Action claims, and we currently represent thousands of claimants across dozens of different multi-party and group action claims. We have helped thousands of victims recover millions in damages and are here to help you get the most out of your compensation claim.
We are able to offer eligible victims No Win, No Fee representation, meaning that if you lose your claim you would not have to pay our fees, subject to our terms and conditions of the agreement.
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First published by Matt on November 24, 2020
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