We have taken cases forward for victims of the Virgin Media data breach that was announced last week. The compensation cases could be set to form into a formal Group Action.
We can represent customers affected by the data leak on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our lawyers are already fighting for justice in over 40 different group and multi-party action cases, with data breach events the most common type. As we are confident that we can secure compensation for victims of this cybersecurity incident, we are taking immediate action.
If you have yet to sign-up for a legal case, here’s some key information about the breach and the compensation action that we have launched.
About the cybersecurity incident
Around 900,000 customers have had their personal information exposed in the Virgin Media data breach.
So far, investigations have indicated that data had been left unsecure and exposed between April 2019 and 28th February 2020. The cybersecurity incident is being blamed on “human error”, although it is alarming that the flaw has not been identified by Virgin Media, and was only raised with them when a security researcher discovered the issue.
It is understood that at least one third-party has accessed the exposed information during the breach period. Data exposed for customers includes:
- Telephone numbers;
- Email addresses;
- Account information which may include contract data.
In the wrong hands, this leaked information could be enough for scammers to contact victims of the breach to commit fraud. We helped victims of the TalkTalk data hack who were contacted by scammers posing as TalkTalk by using data exposed in that breach, some of which were duped into handing over access to bank accounts and handing over money. The same could happen for victims of the Virgin Media breach also, and people need to be very vigilant.
Virgin Media data breach compensation action
We are taking on growing numbers of new No Win, No Fee cases for people affected by the Virgin Media data breach, and we have launched our action for compensation.
Victims may be entitled to claim compensation for:
- Any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information;
- Any financial losses suffered, which could include events of fraud and theft that are directly linked to the breach.
Even if no distress or loss has been suffered, victims could still be entitled to launch a legal case in any event, so it is always worth getting in touch for help and advice.
We are representing Claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis for those that are eligible to claim with us, and it may be the case that a group action is formed.
Contact the team for help today
As expert Group Action Lawyers, our Virgin Media data breach compensation action is already underway.
If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by the cybersecurity incident, you can contact our team now for free, no-obligation advice. If we can help you, we can take your case forward right away if you want us to do so, and it’s a quick and easy process.
As our name confirms, we are the Group Action Lawyers. This is what we specialise in, and a large proportion of the actions we now represent people for are for data breaches given that these incidents keep occurring. We are now involved in our 40 actions in total, and in 2019, we were appointed a place on the Steering Committee for the first GDPR GLO (Group Litigation Order) in England and Wales; the British Airways Group Action.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on March 10, 2020
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