Home movers across the UK were left unable to exchange, complete or move home due to a severe cyber failure. The incident happened when Simplify Group, a company that provides conveyancing services to several leading agencies, experienced a ‘major security breach’.
Because of the incident – thought to be a cyber-attack – Simplify was forced to take down many of its online systems. This left sellers and buyers in limbo as they were unable to proceed or complete their transactions.
Moving home is already a stressful and emotional experience. The additional anxiety and anguish caused by this breach is adding to the distress. In addition, because they have been unable to proceed with their sale/purchase, many of those affected had to find unexpected storage for possessions and temporary accommodation. As a result, they have lost out financially.
The breach is the subject of an ‘ongoing criminal investigation’. However, organisations that handle sensitive customer data have a legal responsibility to keep it safe. If Simplify did not have adequate protections in place to protect its systems from cybercriminals, it must be held to account.
Keller Lenkner UK is launching an action to help those involved in this data security failure.
IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE SIMPLIFY CONVEYANCING CYBER ATTACK, CONTACT US TO FIND OUT ABOUT MAKING A NO-WIN, NO-FEE COMPENSATION CLAIM.
Multiple conveyancing firms have been affected by the breach. These include Premier Property Lawyers, JS Law, DC Law, and Advantage Property Lawyers.
One in five property transactions in the UK are thought to use these companies, so most UK property chains will have at least one party using Simplify.
Those affected by the incident should have been informed and could have a compensation claim.
REGISTER TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE KELLER LENKNER UK SIMPLIFY CONVEYANCING ACTION.
Keller Lenkner UK has launched a group action compensation claim after Simplify experienced a ‘major security breach’ thought to be a cyberattack. Multiple conveyancing firms were affected including Premier Property Lawyers, JS Law, DC Law, and Advantage Property Lawyers.
Find out more about making a group action claim for compensation.
What does no-win, no-fee actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?
See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about the Simplify security incident.
We don’t yet know the full circumstances of the incident. However, it appears as if cybercriminals were behind the breach.
This has not yet been confirmed. However Simply has confirmed a ‘major security breach’.
Those affected by the incident should have been informed.
Anyone who thinks they might be involved in this data protection failure should take immediate steps to protect themselves. Find out more about how to do this here.
Keller Lenkner UK is launching a no-win, no-fee group action data breach claim to hold those responsible to account. Register with Keller Lenkner UK to discuss your case in confidence. Once signed up, we will keep you updated as developments unfold, and let you know when a claim can be officially launched. There are no costs to register and no obligation to proceed.
A group action claim is where a group of people – sometimes even thousands of people – have been affected by the same issue. Group action cases are also known as class actions, multi-claimant, or multi-party actions.
There are no costs to join a claim. However, if your claim is successful, you may have to pay a ‘success fee’. This fee is taken from the compensation awarded to you. At Keller Lenkner UK, our success fee is competitive, and we make sure you are fully informed about any potential costs before you officially join our action. If you lose, you won’t have to pay a penny.
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.