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Capita data breach sparks legal action

After a cyberattack in March 2023, pension holders across the UK had their data stolen. In the wake of this breach, law firms are rallying to help those affected. Their mission: to pursue justice and secure compensation for victims of the Capita data breach.

Who is Capita, and what happened in the Capita data breach?

Capita provides administrative and support services to both public and private organisations. Managing the personal information of millions, the business suffered a severe blow when it fell victim to a cyberattack orchestrated by criminal ransomware gang Black Basta.

The attack compromised Capita’s Microsoft Office 365 software, leading to the theft of substantial amounts of personal data, including highly sensitive details such as bank information.

Who is affected by the Capita data breach?

While Capita claims that only a fraction of its data was compromised, it has yet to confirm the exact number of affected organisations and individuals.

We know that Capita administers over 450 UK pension schemes, so the fallout likely affects hundreds of thousands of pension holders.

This includes approximately 470,000 members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and over 100,000 members of the Marks and Spencer pension scheme, amongst others.

Beneficiaries of pension holders may also be affected by the Capita data breach.

The aftermath of the Capita data breach

Following the Capita data breach, the Pensions Regulator has issued warnings about potential pension scams, as stolen data is often used to target victims. Individuals are advised to be cautious of fraudulent requests to transfer pension savings or release funds. 

As legal actions against Capita gain momentum, individuals affected by the breach are urged to remain vigilant and informed, reporting any suspected scams to the appropriate authorities. 

Take action! Start a Capita data breach compensation claim today

At Join the Claim, we’re connecting people affected by this data breach with a UK-based law firm. And, because we are passionate about ensuring straightforward access to compensation, finding out if you are eligible to join the Capita data breach group action is a breeze.

If eligible, there’s no obligation to make a claim. However, if you decide to proceed, we’ll connect you with a legal firm spearheading a Capita data breach group action.

For more information about the Capita data breach action and our partnership with a leading UK law firm, visit our Capita group action page.

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  1. What!! Send me more details and I’ll get into them with a vengeance. Gives me something to do lol

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After a cyberattack in March 2023, pension holders across the UK had their data stolen. In the wake of this breach, law firms are rallying to help those affected. Their mission: to pursue justice and secure compensation for victims of the Capita data breach.