Cloud technology data breaches

cloud technology data breaches

Cloud technology data breaches are set to continue to become an increasing issue, as more of the world continues to become more and more digitised.

When it comes to online information exposure events, the Virgin Media data leak is always one that comes to our mind. We are representing thousands of people pursuing claims in our group action, on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have yet to join the action, and you are one of the 900,000 people affected by this data leak, you should contact us as soon as you can to find out if you are still eligible to claim.

The increasing dangers of cloud technology data breaches

The dangers of cloud technology data breaches continue to increase as more and more organisations and companies store information in the cloud.

Whilst the digitalisation of society has allowed us to become much more efficient, with access to information quickly when we need it, the risks can be obvious. The more doorways there are, the greater the chances there can be for cybercriminals to break them down to steal and expose information. At the same time, it only takes one weak link in the armour for criminals to exploit, and swathes of information could be affected.

It seems to me that society will have to live with the reality of the continual risks of cloud technology data breaches, but it is key that organisations do all they can to protect the information in their charge. Not only does this come down to robust cybersecurity systems, but it also comes down to employing experts and ensuring good policies and practices in relation to information protection.

The Virgin Media information exposure event

When it comes to recent infamous examples of online exposure events and cloud technology data breaches, the Virgin Media incident discovered in 2020 certainly comes to mind. The Virgin Media data leak stemmed from a database that was left accessible online, and was only accessible due to it being incorrectly configured. This is a simple example of how the use of online technology, such as the cloud, to store information can go badly wrong when simple oversights happen.

It is particularly worrying that the Virgin Media information affected was left exposed for a period of 10 months before it was eventually discovered by a third-party security researcher. Virgin Media only became aware of the incident because they were told about it but, by this point, the information for some 900,000 people had already also been accessed by another unknown third party.

Ultimately, it was a case of too little, too late.

Find out now if you are still in time to claim

Our Virgin Media Data Leak Group Action for compensation has been ongoing for a number of years, and we represent thousands of people claiming now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If you have yet to start your case, you do not want to risk missing out on any deadlines, although you may already be out of time to claim, depending on when you are reading this. Make sure to complete a few simple forms on our website here now, and we can try to quickly vet your case and confirm if you are eligible to join the action.

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We are representing Claimants as part of a pending Group Action arising from the data exposure that took place between April 2019 and 28th February 2020.

If you have received confirmation that your information was exposed in the data breach, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in data breach compensation with NO WIN, NO FEE representation.

Call free on 0800 634 7575 or join online.

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Please retain a copy of the notification as proof of receipt.

Unfortunately we cannot take your claim forward at this time.

If you believe you have been affected, please:

  1. Check your spam/junk folder for the email; or
  2. Call Virgin Media on 0800 052 2621; or
  3. Make a Subject Access Request.

To verify whether or not you have been affected!

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy

First published by Author on November 28, 2022
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We are representing Claimants pursuing compensation arising from the Virgin Media Data Breach announced in March 2020.

If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by the data breach incident, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in data breach compensation with us now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We are a leading Consumer Action and Data Breach law firm that is representing Claimants in over 40 different group and multi-party actions. We sit on the Steering Committee for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) action in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action.

If a formal court action is established in this case, there will be a cut-off date to join. We recommend that you sign-up to start your case as soon as possible.

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