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Special Forces Data Breach Claim

More than 100 special forces troops have been publicly identified in a data breach.
Are you one of them?
If so, Keller Lenkner UK can help.

Get justice for the special forces data breach

In June 2021 it was revealed that over 100 special forces troops were publicly identified in an email security breach.

Given that the names of those in special forces units are strictly protected, this is a severe breach that could have serious repercussions on UK intelligence and those whose data has been revealed.

 The breach included the details of:

Keller Lenkner UK has launched a special forces group action to help those affected by this shocking privacy blunder. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE SPECIAL FORCES DATA BREACH, WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE DATA BREACH COMPENSATION CLAIM.

Why claim Special Forces data breach compensation?

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

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

Force organistaions to implement better data security.

How did the special forces data breach happen?

The special forces personnel data was included in a list of troops getting promoted in unredacted format. An error saw this list emailed to hundreds of civil servants and soldiers regardless of their security clearance. If this information falls into the wrong hands the consequences could be fatal.

JOIN THE KELLER LENKNER UK DATA BREACH GROUP ACTION TO GET THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE.

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

Special Forces Data Breach Timeline

  • 1st June 2021
    An investigation into the breach was launched and copies of the un-redacted document were ordered to be destroyed.
  • 2nd June 2021
    The Daily Mail reports that Army clerks have exposed the identities of more than 100 Special Forces troops in a glaring security blunder.

    Keller Lenkner UK launches a special forces group action to help those affected by this shocking privacy blunder.

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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 Special Forces Data Breach.

FAQs about the Special Forces data breach

The special forces data breach happened when a list of troops getting promoted was emailed to hundreds of civil servants and soldiers without the proper security clearance.

The breach included the details of 40 members of extremely sensitive intelligence and communication units, 39 members of the Special Forces Support Group (SFSG), 14 Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers, 5 members of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), 4 Special Boat Service (SBS) troops and 1 operative of E Squadron (the UK’s most secretive military intelligence unit).

An investigation into the breach was launched and copies of the un-redacted document were ordered to be destroyed. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: ‘The leak of this information is being investigated and it would be inappropriate to comment further.’

Keller Lenkner UK has launched a special forces group action to help those affected by this shocking privacy blunder. If you have been affected by the privacy breach, register today to make a no-win, no-fee data breach compensation claim.   

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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