A ransomware attack happens when criminals infect an organisation’s systems and prevent or limit access unless a ransom is paid. Ransom may also be requested to stop the criminals releasing sensitive data into the public domain.
Finding out that your personal data has been held hostage in a ransomware violation can be extremely distressing. Especially where you trusted an organisation to look after it.
To make matters worse, if this information is eventually breached, it may be used to commit further crimes against you. So it’s no wonder that people commonly suffer emotional anguish, anxiety and stress after a ransomware data hack.
At Keller Lenkner UK, our data breach lawyers help people to make successful ransomware claims to compensate for their loss and distress. Where enough people come forward, we do this by launching a group action case.
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You might be eligible for ransomware compensation if an organisation has failed to protect your personal data.
Stolen data is easy to buy on the dark web, so if you are the victim of a ransomware violation, it is quite likely that different criminals could be trying to use your data against you.
Stolen data is also used in batches over time, so the impact of a data hack might not be immediately apparent.
IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF A RANSOMWARE BECAUSE OF POOR DATA PROTECTION PROCESSES, WE CAN HELP YOU TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FROM THE ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE.
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.
In many cases, data hacks and cyber-attacks happen because of a failure to implement reasonable and robust processes. Often because of the cost needed to do this.
But, by not putting adequate processes and training in place, organisations are leaving customers open to an increased risk of cyber scams and avoidable mistakes that lead to data breaches.
See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about ransomware.
Cyber-attacks and data breaches are likely to become more frequent, as businesses have underestimated the impact the pandemic has had on their vulnerability. That’s according to a recent report.
Kingsley Hayes, Head of Data Breach, discusses the increasing frequency and severity of ransomware attacks, in Fraud Intelligence. Kingsley’s article was published in Fraud Intelligence, 21 July 2021.