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London plastic surgeons suffers cyber attack

24 October 2017

A HACKING group known for mocking and extorting its victims has stolen personal photos from a London-based plastic surgery clinic.

The group, known as The Dark Overlord, is believed to have hacked into files owned by London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) and stolen private photos of patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery. A spokesperson for LBPS confirmed the attack, they said: “We took measures to block the attack immediately in order to protect patient information and we informed the Metropolitan Police who launched an investigation.

“Regrettably, following investigations by our IT experts and the police, we believe that our security was breached and that data has been stolen. We are still working to establish exactly what data has been compromised.

“The group behind the attack are highly sophisticated and well known to international law enforcement agencies having targeted large US medical providers and corporations over the past year. We are horrified that they have now targeted our patients.

“Security and patient confidentiality has always been of the utmost importance to us. We invest in market-leading technology to keep our data secure and our systems are updated daily. We are deeply saddened that our security has been breached.

“We are profoundly sorry for any distress this data breach may cause our patients and our team are available around the clock to speak to anyone who has any concerns by calling 0203 858 0664.”