Fresca Group Data Breach

Current and former employees could be at risk following cyberattack.

KP Law can help victims to claim compensation.

Have you been affected by the Fresca group data breach?

Fresca Group, the largest privately-owned supplier of fruit and vegetables in the UK, has experienced a data breach.  

The data breach – which happened after the company suffered a cyberattack earlier this year – could affect current and former employees.   

The following information may have been compromised in the attack:   

Victims of this data security failure should have received notification of their involvement. 

KP Law has launched a group action to help affected employees claim compensation for the failure to protect their data.   

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. 


Why claim data breach compensation?

Hold organisations to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your loss.

Force organisations to implement better data security.

Victims of the Fresca data breach could be at risk

Fresca Group has said that it is “not aware of anyone’s information being used maliciously, or of any individual suffering any detriment as a result of the incident.” But Fresca cannot guarantee the safety of victims of this breach. Stolen data isn’t always used immediately, and it can take months, or even years, for the consequences of a cyber-attack to become apparent.

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. 

A substantial amount of data stolen in the attack has now been published on the dark web, so those affected by this breach are at risk.

We urge anyone affected by this breach to register with us and claim compensation for any distress or financial losses experienced.


Talk to our expert data breach lawyers today on 0151 459 5850 

Fresca Group Companies

The following growers, importers and wholesalers are part of the Fresca Group of companies. Employees at these businesses may be affected by this data breach: 

Fresca Group data breach timeline

  • 8 April 2023
    Fresca Group spotted some suspicious activity on part of its network.
  • 21 Jul 2023
    100GB of data, believed to be related to this breach, was found on the dark web.

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Your questions answered

FAQs about the Fresca data breach

The breach happened after criminals gained illegal access to Fresca’s systems via a 3rd party portal.  

Fresca immediately shut down its systems and engaged external forensic specialists to investigate the incident in more detail. Fresca also notified the relevant authorities, including the Information Commissioner’s Office.

It could vary by employee. The personal information may include details like:  

      • Name, home address and telephone number    
      • Date of birth    
      • National Insurance number    
      • Ethnicity    
      • Health records    
      • Bank account number and sort code    
      • Copy of passport / driving licence 

Anyone who thinks they might be involved should take immediate steps to protect themselves.  Find out how to do this here. 

If you live in England & Wales and you have received notification that you are involved in this breach, you can join our no-win, no-fee compensation claim. There are no costs to register and no obligation to proceed. 

A group action claim is where a group of people – sometimes even thousands of people – have been affected by the same issue. Group action cases are also known as class actions, multi-claimant, or multi-party actions.

There are no costs to join a claim. However, if your claim is successful, you may have to pay a ‘success fee’. This fee is taken from the compensation awarded to you. Our success fee is competitive, and we make sure you are fully informed about any potential costs before you officially join our action. If you lose, you won’t have to pay a penny.

An employer cannot fire you or harm your career in any way if you make a claim. It would be breaking employment law if it did, and any action could be classed as discrimination. 


More information about making a group action claim



Find out more about making a group action claim for compensation.



What does no-win, no-fee actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?

Why use KP Law to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

Our GDPR, data breach and cybercrime specialists have a combined experience of over 50 years.

We represent clients in group actions with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in Chancery Lane London, Birmingham and Liverpool, and the technology to provide a nationwide service, so we can help clients across England & Wales.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loss

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.


GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.