In January 2021, London-based estate agent Foxtons discovered that it had experienced a huge data breach. But, despite an investigation finding 16,000 card details, addresses and correspondence related to this breach on the dark web, Foxtons did not tell its customers that criminals had accessed and exposed their data.
To date, the data found on the dark web only affects customers from before 2010, but this could be a fraction of what has been stolen from Foxtons.
The attackers claim they have released only 1% of the stolen data publicly and these criminals could be selling more recent records in secret. So the 16,000 customer records already found on the dark web could be the tip of the iceberg.
This is a serious breach of data protection law, and Foxtons’ customers should now consider a data breach compensation claim.