Our data protection lawyers have been alerted to a data breach at Fresca Group. The largest privately-owned supplier of fruit and vegetables in the UK, Fresca Group is a parent and holding company for a mix of wholly owned and joint venture trading businesses.
The data breach – which happened after the company suffered a cyberattack earlier this year – could affect current and former employees.
A letter from Fresca Group to affected employees states that the following information may have been compromised in the attack:
Fresca first spotted the cyberattack over the Easter weekend when it identified suspicious activity on its servers. After investigating the incident alongside external cyber-crime specialists, Fresca discovered that the attackers gained illegal access via a 3rd party portal into its system.
Affected employees must be vigilant
A substantial amount of data stolen in the attack has now been published on the dark web.
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 employees are at high risk.
What should you do now?
Keller Postman UK has launched a group action to find out how this data privacy breach was allowed to happen, and how the security incident affects Fresca Group employees (and former employees).
Victims of this data security failure should have received notification of their involvement in this breach, and we encourage affected employees to join our action and claim compensation for the failure to protect their data.
Crucially, an employer cannot fire you or harm your career in any way if you make a claim. Fresca would be breaking employment law if it did, and any action could be classed as discrimination.
IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE FRESCA DATA BREACH, CONTACT US TO MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE COMPENSATION CLAIM.