In August 2023, it was revealed that London-based PBB University was hit by cybercriminals. Following the attack, students were unable to access their course work. The University confirmed that it had experienced an IT ‘outage’, stating that BPP “has been subject to a cyber-security incident” with the University’s systems “accessed by an unauthorised third party.”
The university has around 21,000 students, most of whom are on postgraduate programmes. Many were due to sit exams later that month.
BPP University confirmed that its systems had been accessed by an unauthorised third party. Victims of data breaches often become the target of cybercriminals and phishing attacks. Similar privacy violations have resulted in fraud, blackmail, financial and identity theft. As such, we warned affected students and employees to be vigilant. Victims of this data breach have been offered access to a credit monitoring service, and we strongly recommend taking this up.
The following personal data was compromised in the BPP University data breach:
Keller Postman UK has launched a no-win-no-fee group action claim to help victims of this data breach claim compensation.
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BPP University has confirmed that its systems have been accessed by an unauthorised third party. Victims of data breaches often become the target of cybercriminals and phishing attacks. Similar privacy violations have resulted in fraud, blackmail, financial and identity theft. As such, affected students and employees are at high risk of being targeted by cybercriminals.
We may be able to claim compensation for any distress or financial losses experienced because of this breach and we urge anyone affected to register with us.
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BPP University confirmed an IT ‘outage’, stating that: “Unfortunately, following investigation into the IT issues and service outage we have been experiencing, we can confirm that BPP has been subject to a cyber-security incident whereby our systems were accessed by an unauthorised third party.”
BPP University said that it was “working closely with cyber-security specialists to conduct a thorough assessment of the incident and the nature and extent of any data affected.” It added that “investigating an incident like this is very complex and takes significant time.”
BPP University also informed the relevant authorities and said it would keep them updated of any new developments.
The following personal data was compromised in the BPP University data breach.
Anyone who thinks they might be involved should take immediate steps to protect themselves. Find out how to do this here.
If you live in England or Wales and you are involved in this breach, you may be able to join our no-win, no-fee compensation claim. 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 Postman 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.
An employer cannot fire you or harm your career in any way if you make a claim. It would be breaking employment law if it did, and any action could be classed as discrimination.