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Cybercrime

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Get justice for a cybercrime

 

As our world becomes increasingly digital, cybercrime is on the rise. And the impact on victims can be devastating.

But cybercrime is preventable. And, in most cases, online theft and extortion can only happen when an organisation fails to invest in proper security to keep your data safe.

At Keller Lenkner UK, our expert data breach lawyers help people to make successful cybercrime claims against companies that have failed to protect their data from fraudsters and hackers.

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Why make a cybercrime compensation claim?

Hold organisations to account for failing to protect your private information.

 

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

 

Force organisations to implement better data security.

The impact of cybercrime can be devastating

When most people think of cybercrime, they imagine losing money to scammers and fraudsters. And that can happen. But the impact of cybercrime is often much more complicated.

In many cases, the worry caused by having your details and identity stolen can be significant. Some victims suffer emotional stress and distress, and existing mental health conditions can be exacerbated. So, even if you don’t lose any money, the impact of cybercrime can be devastating.

What’s more, our cybercrime lawyers often see cases where financial losses or emotional trauma only start to occur months later. So the full impact of cybercrime is not always apparent and can be long-lasting.

At Keller Lenkner UK, our expert data breach lawyers are here to help you get your life back on track following a cybercrime. And we’ll help secure the maximum compensation possible to compensate for any loss and upset.

Who is at fault?

Cybercrime is on the rise. And most organisations have suffered at least one attack.

But too many companies are falling short when it comes to establishing robust data protection processes – and this is making it easier for online criminals.

So, even if an organisation has suffered a cyberattack, if it was negligent in safeguarding your data, it must be held liable.

REPORT A CYBERCRIME

If you have been the victim of online fraud or identity theft,

contact Action Fraud

 

Types of cybercrime claims

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Cryptocurrency Fraud

The cryptocurrency market is being targeted by criminals, with the equivalent of millions of pounds stolen from cryptocurrency holdings each year. If it can be shown that negligence made a crypto hack possible, you may be able to claim compensation.

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Data Hacking

The organisations that hold your personal information have a legal duty to keep it safe. But, in many cases, hackers gain access to your data because an organisation has not put the necessary prevention methods in place.

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Phishing

Phishing scammers pose as a legitimate organisation or someone else you trust to trick you into handing over sensitive information (e.g. usernames and passwords). Phishing scams are common after a data breach.

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Push Payment

Push payment fraudsters trick you into believing you are making a payment to someone you can trust (e.g. bank staff or lawyers). Often inadequate security processes make push payment fraud possible.

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Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software. Typically cybercriminals use ransomware to threaten to publish the victim’s data, or to block access to it unless a ransom is paid. Ransomware attacks are becoming more widespread.

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Takeover Fraud

Criminals use stolen account information (e.g. a credit card number) to buy products/services, or to extract funds from a person’s bank account. If you become the victim of takeover fraud because of the negligence of others, you may be able to claim compensation from the organisation responsible.

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Keller Lenkner cybercrime group action claims

Over the last few years, organisations of all types and sizes have fallen victim to cybercriminals. In many cases, these offences happened because of poor IT and data management practices. And this has put millions of people at risk.

In response, many are choosing to make a cybercrime claim to hold these organisations to account. And, at Keller Lenkner UK, our expert data breach lawyers, have launched several group actions to help victims of cybercrime get the justice they deserve.

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Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a data breach, GDPR violation, or cybercrime claim?

What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loses

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.

Distress

GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.
 

Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about data breaches & cybercrime.

Latest news

Ransomware risk on the rise

Cyber incidents as a result of ransomware are rising at an alarming rate according to figures published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The number of reported data breaches following ransomware attacks between January to March this year had increased

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Would you fall for this social media scam?

Cybercriminals are targeting people’s social media accounts in a bid to steal money and personal details. In fact, according to one report, a staggering 53% of all logins on social media websites are fraudulent and 25% of all new accounts are fake . And, while we have all heard about how people are using Facebook and other channels to spread fake news and influence elections, for some people, the consequences are much closer to home.

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Could you spot a phishing attack?

Phishing fraudsters contact you using emails, texts, and other forms of communication. They disguise themselves as someone you trust. Their goal is to trick you into giving them your personal information (e.g. usernames, passwords, credit card details, etc.) and steal from you.

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How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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