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LinkedIn Data Breach Claim

More than 700 million LinkedIn accounts are for sale on the dark web following a data breach.
Are you affected?
If so, Keller Lenkner UK can help.

Get justice for the LinkedIn data breach

In June 2021, it was revealed that over 700 million people had their personal data hacked in the latest LinkedIn data breach. Given that the nature of the stolen data, which includes salary details, this is a serious breach that could have repercussions on those whose information has been exposed. In total, 92% of LinkedIn users are reportedly affected by this breach. The data exposed includes:

Keller Lenkner UK is considering a LinkedIn data breach group action to help those affected by this cyberattack. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.

IF YOU LIVE IN ENGLAND OR WALES, AND THINK YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE LINKEDIN DATA BREACH, CONTACT US TO FIND OUT ABOUT MAKING A NO-WIN, NO-FEE DATA BREACH COMPENSATION CLAIM.

Why claim LinkedIn data breach compensation?

Hold the guilty party to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

Force organisations to implement better data security.

Are you at risk following the LinkedIn data breach?

As the data stolen in this attack is up for sale on the dark web, anyone using LinkedIn should take immediate steps to protect themselves from phishing and fraud attempts. This includes reviewing the privacy settings of all the apps and social media sites they use and changing their passwords. They should also enable two-factor authentication (2FA) wherever possible.

Furthermore, with details relating to other accounts also compromised, all LinkedIn users should change their passwords on any related sites immediately.

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REGISTER TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE KELLER LENKNER UK LINKEDIN DATA BREACH GROUP ACTION.

Talk to our expert data breach lawyers today on 0151 459 5850

LinkedIn Data Breach Timeline

  • 22nd June 2021
    RestorePrivacy reported that a hacker advertised data from 700 million LinkedIn users for sale.
  • 29th June 2021
    There are widespread reports that LinkedIn has experienced a data breach.

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WHAT IS A GROUP ACTION?

 

Find out more about making a group action claim for compensation.

WHAT DOES NO-WIN, NO-FEE MEAN?

 

What does no-win, no-fee actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?

Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

We represent clients in group actions and individual cases with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in Chancery Lane, London and Liverpool City Centre, and the technology to provide a nationwide service.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

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Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about the LinkedIn Data Breach.

FAQs about the LinkedIn data breach

A hacker obtained a dataset consisting of personal details of more than 700 million LinkedIn users.  

The breach included users’ full names, phone numbers, emails, home addresses, geolocation data, salary expectations, genders, LinkedIn usernames and profiles and other social media account details (including usernames).

The hacker behind the breach has shared a sample of the database which contains 1 million records from between 2020 and 2021. This sample has been authenticated and proves that the stolen information is genuine and up to date.

No, in April 2021, LinkedIn confirmed another data breach affecting 500 million subscribers. On that occasion, LinkedIn said that it had not experienced a breach but rather the information was gathered by someone scraping its network. In addition, in May 2016, LinkedIn had 164 million email addresses and passwords exposed. The data was put up for sale on the dark web in 2016, some four years after the platform was originally hacked.

This latest data breach is not thought to be related to either of those two incidents.

Given the nature of the data exposed in this breach, and the amount of people affected, it is possible that a no-win, no-fee group action data breach claim will be launched against LinkedIn. To find out if you can join such a claim, register with Keller Lenkner UK today. Once signed up, we will keep you updated as developments unfold, and let you know when a claim can be officially launched against LinkedIn. There are no costs to register and no obligation to proceed.

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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