Hackers breach top plastic surgery clinic

A high-profile cosmetic surgery clinic has mentioned it’s “horrified” after hackers allegedly stole information throughout a cyber-attack.

London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said its IT consultants and police discovered proof of the breach.

A bunch claiming to be behind the breach mentioned it had “terabytes” of information, the Daily Beast news site reported.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating the assault.

The alleged hackers, utilizing the pseudonym The Darkish Overlord, mentioned they’d obtained photographs displaying numerous physique elements of shoppers, together with genitals.

A few of these pictures have been despatched to the Each day Beast.

The hackers additionally claimed that the information contained info on “royal households” and added that they deliberate to distribute the affected person checklist and corresponding photographs on-line.

“We’re nonetheless working to ascertain precisely what information has been compromised,” LBPS mentioned in a press release.

“We’re horrified that they’ve now focused our sufferers.”

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police mentioned it was notified of a suspected breach on 17 October.

She added that there had been no arrests and that enquiries by the Organised Crime Command had been persevering with.

LBPS is thought to have high-profile shoppers, together with mannequin and TV presenter Katie Value, who not too long ago used her Instagram account to thank the clinic for her facelift.

The Info Commissioner’s Workplace mentioned, “We’re conscious of this incident and are trying into the main points.

“All organisations are required underneath information safety regulation to maintain folks’s private information protected and safe.”

The Darkish Overlord has claimed to be behind high-profile information breaches earlier than, together with one at US media agency Netflix earlier this 12 months.

In April, 10 episodes of the brand new collection of TV present Orange is the New Black had been launched on-line after Netflix refused to pay a ransom.

Printed at Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:54:44 +0000