Sky Severs Ties With ACS:Law

Sky has severed all ties with the law firm responsible for a massive data leak which compromised the identities of thousands of Sky users.

The data of around 5,000 Sky users was leaked on to the internet by a hacking group which claims to have retrieved the data from ACS:Law's website.

The law firm is under investigation by the UK ICO, which says that the firm could face a fine of up to £500,000 if it is found that it did not take appropriate measures to secure the sensitive user data.

In a statement to The Press Association, a Sky spokesperson said: “We have suspended all co-operation with ACS:Law with immediate effect. This suspension will remain in place until ACS:Law demonstrates adequate measures to protect the security of personal information.”

However, the company also added that it believed that copyright should be protected and that it would happily comply with a court order requiring it to disclose user information.