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  1. Can you confirm how much XRP has been isolated? As reports to date indicate it is less than 2% of the total amount lost?
  2. That success fee can potentially be added to the amount claimed. Additionally no fees will be charged if gatehub compensate individual voluntarily or for funds recovered by the police or other LEA. Success fee only applies to funds HC directly retrieve on behalf of their clients. The solicitors have costs including hiring junior and senior (QC) counsel, cyber asset location retrieval firm etc, all at financial risk to themselves if the case is unsuccessful. Opponents cost insurance is also taken out of their own account. So unless individuals wish to take all the financial risk themselves, then utilising a company with a proven track record in this field seems eminently sensible. Plus 75% of something is better than 100% of nothing
  3. According to Gatehub they are emailing affected users and updating their website blog shortly
  4. Gatehub have just released this information at conclusion of initial investigation: Our Security Team has concluded the first phase of an extensive forensic investigation intothe recent cyber attack on GateHub. A public statement with more information will be published on our blog soon. We have identified the accounts that were targeted in this attack and the information that was compromised. According to our records, the perpetrator gained unauthorized access to the following information: Email Hashed password Hashed recovery key Encrypted XRP ledger wallets secret keys (non-deleted wallets only) First name (if provided) Last name (if provided) The perpetrator did not gain access to the following information: Phone number Address Nationality Citizenship ID document(s) Proof of residence document(s) Date of birth Place of birth Any other information not included in the first list
  5. BA was just an example of a hack and decisive action by the regulator. ICO can order compensation as well as issue fines and it relates to all aspects of personal data. Their prime responsibility is protect individuals affected or potentially affected by data breach and not the company. Gatehub have now contacted the ICOas they are registered as tier 1 organisation with ICO...... Registration number:ZA198432 Date registered:05 August 2016 Registration expires:04 August 2020 Payment tier:Tier 1 Data controller:Gatehub Limited Address:88-90 Hatton Garden London EC1N 8PN .............and ActionFraud to report and will be issuing statement via email in the next 7days.
  6. This is the fine that company which had a data breach faces in the the UK where there was no financial harm to its customers, there are still a lot of options open once Gatehub make their next statement stating what they know. Regardless they the ICO will investigate as this is under EU jurisdiction laws as well but it will take time (@Gatehub cannot refuse to cooperate as that means potential further court action by the state regulator against company directors I.e prison if found guilty of any alleged wrongdoing in law ) : British Airways faces a fine of £183m for a data breach in which customers' credit-card data was stolen - but says there is no evidence of harm to passengers. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says it intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the Data Protection Act. The proposed penalty is £183.4m, representing 1.5 per cent of BA's worldwide revenue in 2017. In September 2018, British Airways' chairman and chief executive, Alex Cruz, revealed what he called "a very sophisticated, malicious attack". Cyber criminals stole personal and financial information from hundreds of thousands of customers who booked direct with the airline over a two-week spell in August and early September. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said: "People's personal data is just that - personal. "When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft it is more than an inconvenience. That's why the law is clear - when you are entrusted with personal data you must look after it. Those that don't will face scrutiny from my office to check they have taken appropriate steps to protect fundamental privacy rights." Mr Cruz (British Airways) said: "We are surprised and disappointed in this initial finding from the ICO
  7. One approach will be to see how XRP is returned (get that first then hit them for more via legal avenues) and their explanation then seek specialist legal advice on whether the case a) can succeed b) company has assets enough to make it worthwhile. There are laws within EU and member countries ((UK) and Slovenia 🇸🇮 with regards holding companies responsible for negligence involving data and subsequent financial harm. It will take time and likely involve paying up to 25% of any compensation to law firm involved and willing to take it on plus insurance to cover opposing sides costs if unsuccessful. Keep emailing gatehub with polite requests for further information but do not,as much as it hurts, use emotional language or abuse in any correspondence. Let’s not be unrealistic about getting full compensation but there are avenues to realistically explore once we have final statement. Going off half-cocked and not co-ordinated will be recipe for failure. This will not be resolved quickly. (UK) incorporates the below EU law : Art. 82 GDPR Right to compensation and liability Any person who has suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of this Regulation shall have the right to receive compensation from the controller or processor for the damage suffered. 1Any controller involved in processing shall be liable for the damage caused by processing which infringes this Regulation. 2A processor shall be liable for the damage caused by processing only where it has not complied with obligations of this Regulation specifically directed to processors or where it has acted outside or contrary to lawful instructions of the controller. A controller or processor shall be exempt from liability under paragraph 2 if it proves that it is not in any way responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. Where more than one controller or processor, or both a controller and a processor, are involved in the same processing and where they are, under paragraphs 2 and 3, responsible for any damage caused by processing, each controller or processor shall be held liable for the entire damage in order to ensure effective compensation of the data subject. Where a controller or processor has, in accordance with paragraph 4, paid full compensation for the damage suffered, that controller or processor shall be entitled to claim back from the other controllers or processors involved in the same processing that part of the compensation corresponding to their part of responsibility for the damage, in accordance with the conditions set out in paragraph 2. Court proceedings for exercising the right to receive compensation shall be brought before the courts competent under the law of the Member State referred to in Article 79(2). All pretty complicated hence why a lawyer specialising in this area required . There are no guidelines about how much compensation you can be awarded for a claim under the Data Protection Act. In most cases, the minimum level of damages to be sought at settlement stage would be between £750 to £1,000.
  8. Best thought is that they are too busy preparing the release of a definitive report into the theft, not going to assume anything until then but the longer the silence goes on the greater the uncertainty.
  9. No, as much in the dark as everyone else. Not helped by Gatehub’s silence/lack of updates. Of concern is the now complete cessation of any communication via support or their social media pages (Twitter, Facebook etc). Only XRPforensics team have been giving much appreciated help and they are giving assistance to the investigating LEAs having tracked the funds since theft to cash out. They have been outstanding in their generosity of time and sharing of knowledge.
  10. If they sent it to you in April why didn’t they send it to all registered accounts. I’ve just checked and nothing from Gatehub on those dates. That could have saved everyone affected now. P.s Online chat @ Changelly have requested any specific information can be sent to their support line below. They’ve also said they will be releasing a statement soon to update on what they are doing to help: support@changelly.com   pro@changelly.com
  11. If they sent it to you in April why didn’t they send it to all registered accounts. I’ve just checked and nothing from Gatehub on those dates. That could have saved everyone affected now.
  12. Have now got crime reference number from (UK) national cybercrime and fraud site. Count me in too for the sub group. Nothing else heard from Gatehub support or security but have emailed them the Police crime ref number. Really important that crime is reported and also report it on (UK) site as well as it’s UK registered company.
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