In our regular monthly update, we share the latest news from Keller Postman UK.
We sponsored Walsall under-13s club Silverdale Galaxy
With the 2022 World Cup underway in Qatar, football gripped the nation. And, at Keller Postman UK, we also had football fever. But in addition to cheering on England and Wales, we were also keeping a close eye to successes nearer to home, as Keller Postman UK became a proud sponsor of Walsall under-13s football club Silverdale Galaxy.
Our Investment Fraud & Mis-selling team raised awareness of cryptocurrency fraud and mis-selling
Fake cryptocurrency investments are a growing concern. In 2021, according to Action Fraud, Britons lost more than £150 million to cryptocurrency fraudsters, with 18-25-year-olds the hardest hit. Like traditional money, cryptocurrencies can be used to buy goods and services, and they can be traded for profit. So, it is no surprise that the cryptocurrency is being targeted by criminals. With the equivalent of millions of pounds being stolen from cryptocurrency holdings each year, this is a very lucrative market.
We launched a group action claim against South Staffordshire Water
In July 2022, South Staffordshire PLC, the parent company of South Staffordshire Water discovered that it had experienced a cyber-attack. When the water company first announced the cyberattack in August 2022, it was reported that the criminals had accessed the personal data of current and former South Staffordshire Water employees.
Since then, South Staffordshire Water has been “working with leading forensic experts to investigate fully what happened”, and in a subsequent statement, the company confirmed that the “incident resulted in unauthorised access to some of the personal data we hold for a subset of our customers.” The affected details are believed to include:
- Customer names
- Customer addresses
- Account numbers and sort codes (if used to set up direct debit payments).
In December. Keller Postman UK launched a group action to help those involved in the South Staffordshire Water data security failure claim compensation for any distress or losses experienced because of this breach.
We created a complete guide to the Parasol/Optionis data breach
Over the last few weeks – almost a year after cybercriminals hacked Parasol’s systems – we have seen an influx of clients registering with us. This is because Parasol is only now formally notifying some contractors and employees that their data was affected in the breach. To help those affected by this breach, we created a handy guide.
Kingsley Hayes commented on the gap in data breach enforcement in Global Data Review
Merry Christmas from everyone at Keller Postman UK
We look forward to bringing you more news from across our Keller Postman UK next month. In the meantime, as we look forward to a new year, we wish you a peaceful and prosperous 2023 and beyond.