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Have they reneged on their contract with you by allowing this leak?
Can you sue them for negligence?
I’ve contacted a couple of consumer law specialists about the Talk Talk leak.
One from Taylor Rose said:
“The consequences of the cyber-attack on Talk Talk customers are potentially huge and it is reported that customer’s sensitive information was not encrypted to the highest degree if that all.
“By entering into a contract with them you accept and agree to this policy, however given that this is the third cyber-attack they have been vulnerable to this year, it could be argued that they have not been proactive in ensuring sensitive information was properly dealt with and this could be seen as a potential breach on their behalf.”
Paul Tilley from QS Howlett Clarke solicitors in Brighton also said,
“If you find you have fraudulent activity on your bank account or you lose money through fraudsters contacting you and using the information they have gained from hacking Talk Talk then you may have a case.”
After the Talk Talk leak you might be the victim of fraud. Here are a few things to do:
Just be careful out there!