Following a data breach at budget airline EasyJet, cybercriminals accessed the personal details of millions of people, and thousands also had their credit card details stolen. Since the EasyJet data hack, hundreds of customers have contacted Keller Postman UK. Many of whom were upset and anxious about the breach.
The emotional impact of a data breach can be significant
The impact of data breaches goes much further than financial losses. Many victims experience stress, anxiety, and distress. People often feel shock, anger, fear, helplessness, and panic.
Furthermore, the psychological effects of a data hack might not be immediately apparent. Knowing that your information has been “burgled”, living with the increased risk, and the extra vigilance needed can all cause distress to victims over time.
Thankfully, over the last few years, people are waking up to the reality of mental health, and there is a greater awareness about the lasting effects of physiological suffering and anguish. However, following the EasyJet data breach, victims must keep an eye on their emotional wellbeing to ensure that their mental health does not suffer.
To help, our data protection solicitors have listed some helpful links to ensure victims of the EasyJet data breach know where they can turn.
Help & support for people following the EasyJet data breach
- Victim Support. The leading independent victim’s charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and traumatic incidents. victimsupport.org.uk
- Samaritans. If you are struggling emotionally after a data breach, they can help. You can call the Samaritans free from any phone. https://www.samaritans.org/
- Mind. Provides advice, information, onward referral and holistic support to people experiencing mental ill-health and drug/alcohol difficulties (which could be exacerbated following the EasyJet hack). The service can also provide support to people who have been a victim of crime. https://www.mind.org.uk/
- Get Safe Online. A source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety with guidance to protect you from fraud, identity theft and abuse.getsafeonline.org
- Take Five to Stop Fraud. Impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud. Following the EasyJet data breach, cybercriminals might use contact information to extract financial data from victims. takefive-stopfraud.org.uk
- Action Fraud. Victims of online offences such as scams and financial/identity fraud following the EasyJet data hack should contact Action Fraud to report their loss. Victims of data breaches sometimes become the targets of criminals, so it’s important that anyone affected by the EasyJet data breach is vigilant. actionfraud.police.uk
How can Keller Postman UK help you after the EasyJet data hack?
At Keller Postman UK, we are registering victims of this breach to a no-win, no-fee group litigation action against the airline. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.
The law understands the damage that can be caused by worry and upset. So today, you can make a compensation claim if you have struggled emotionally following a data breach, even if you have not experienced any financial loss.
To become part of our EasyJet group action, we need you to register with us. This guarantees that you will form part of the compensation claims that will be lodged by us. We will also keep you updated about developments in this case as they happen.
There are no costs to register and no obligation to proceed.