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Finance & Insurance  Data Breach Claims

The financial sector is a lucrative target for hackers. And keeping our data safe is an ongoing challenge.

 

If you have been the victim of a financial data breach, we can help.

Get justice for an insurance or financial data breach violation

 

Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated. But, if an organisation does everything possible to protect your data, and has robust security processes and procedures in place, it is unlikely that an attack would be successful.

Nevertheless, the financial sector is witnessing a significant increase in data breaches – with cybercriminals and poor data management both responsible.

Something has to be done to persuaded financial organisations to take their data privacy responsibilities seriously and make the necessary improvements. Because, until then, financial data breaches will continue to rise.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF A FINANCIAL DATA BREACH, WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation, assessment of your case.

Our current finance & insurance group actions

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Equifax

In 2017, poor security processes at Equifax led to a huge data breach. The ICO has since fined Equifax £500,000 and people who have been affected by the breach can register to make a compensation claim.

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Equiniti Data Breach - Image of UK police officers

Equiniti

In August 2019, over 750 annual benefit statements were sent to the wrong postal addresses. These statements were for police officers of Sussex Police.
Equiniti, a company that provides support, communications and technology platforms to help manage company pensions, was responsible for distributing these statements.

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LOQBOX

Fintech startup LOQBOX – a company that helps people to improve their credit ratings – suffered a cyber-attack in February 2020. As well as personal data, some financial information was also breached.

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Why claim finance & insurance data breach compensation?

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

 

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

 

Force financial organisations to implement better data security.

Examples of finance & insurance data breaches

 

The ICO has investigated the following finance & insurance data breaches. If the ICO finds an organisation guilty of data protection offences, it can issue financial penalties and prosecutions.

We can make financial data breach claims against:

Financial Cybercrime

 
As well as data breaches, there has been a rise in specific types of financial cyber-fraud. This includes:

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

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Your questions answered

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

Latest news

Serious data breach at Upstox

Indian stock trading firm Upstox has suffered a serious security breach. Reports claim that millions of customers – including those in the UK – could have had their personal information compromised after hacking group ShinyHunters targeted the business.

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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.
 

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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