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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Push fraud – also called authorised push payment (APP) scams – happen when criminals deceive individuals into sending them money. Because the victim believes the fraudster to be trustworthy and genuine, they authorise the handover of cash. The money is then quickly transferred by the fraudster to different accounts, often abroad, which makes getting it back almost impossible.
The UK’s privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released figures which show that reported cyber related incidents have increased by 36% compared to the same quarter last year. The report, which covers July – October 2020, also revealed a 58% increase in reported data breaches because of unauthorised access, and a 289% surge in ransomware incidents.