Further companies affected by Clop MOVEit cyber-attack
Leading data breach lawyers have confirmed that recent announcements that employee and customer information from more companies has been hacked by Clop as a result of the MOVEit cyber-attack may lead to claims for compensation by those affected.
Posted on 05 July 2023
Further companies have either come forward to confirm that they have been affected by the cyber-attack or have been identified by Clop as being one of the companies affected, or both.
These now include, amongst others, AON, PwC, MS Amlin, and Digital Insight Technologies Ltd. In addition, Clop appear to have published links to downloadable files relating to a number of the organisations, including AON, Ernst & Young, PwC and MS Amlin.
In the case of the data breach of the AON IT system, this seems to include the hack of personal data of DPD staff, which DPD appears to have shared with AON in connection with the provision of employee benefits.
Sean Humber, a data breach specialist and partner at Leigh Day, explained how a data breach legal claim works on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours on Tuesday 4 July. (Listen from 42m31s)
Sean has successfully acted in a series of claims relating to the unauthorised disclosure of confidential information over the last 20 years, including claims against large multinational companies. He said:
“Sadly, the number of organisations affected by this cyber-attack continues to grow. If it turns out that the security measures in place to protect the data were not adequate, those individuals whose personal data has been affected by these data breaches are likely to be entitled to compensation for the distress caused by the breach as well as any financial losses that they may have suffered.”
Gene Matthews, a partner at Leigh Day, who has successfully acted in a succession of large group claims over the last 20 years, added:
“This is likely to be a deeply worrying time for those who have been affected. It is vital that the full extent of the data breach is clarified without further delay. This means identifying all organisations that have been affected and what employee personal data from these organisations has been accessed.”
If you have been affected by this data breach and wish to register an interest in bringing a claim for compensation, without any obligation, please get in touch.
Sean is an experienced human rights lawyer and privacy breach compensation claims specialist
Gene specialises in consumer law, product liability and data protection claims mainly brought as group claims/ multi-party actions