In June 2023, the Big Life group experienced a cyber-attack. During the hack, criminals accessed and stole data from the social enterprise. This data has since been released on the dark web.
The data stolen in the Big Life data breach includes:
- Phone numbers
- Email addresses
- Dates of Birth
- Employee IDs
- Ethnic origins
- Disability data
- Medical conditions / treatment
- Employment status
Around 62,500 people have had their data accessed. This includes former staff members and volunteers.
What has Big Life said about the data breach?
The Big Life Group has published a statement about the data breach which you can read in full here. The statement confirms that:
- Big Life experienced a cyber-attack on 29 June 2023
- During the cyber-attack, someone took information from the Big Life’s systems
- This was a criminal act
- An investigation has shown that some data was compromised
- Around 62,500 people are affected by the breach
Are you affected by the Big Life data breach?
Big Life is contacting those affected by the data breach. These individuals should take immediate steps to protect themselves.
Our data protection solicitors have launched an investigation into the Big Life data breach. If you receive notification that your data was affected, you might be entitled to compensation. To stay informed about our investigation and potentially claim compensation, sign up below.