Hackers have stolen data from a cosmetic surgery clinic used by the rich and famous
Hackers who have stolen data from a cosmetic surgery clinic – whose clients include celebrities and reportedly even royals.
Police have launched an investigation after a hacker collective calling themselves the Dark Overlord stole data from a cosmetic surgery clinic whose famous clients include Katie Price.
London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said it is ‘horrified’ that its patients had been targeted in the cyber attack which was reported to police on October 17.
LBPS described the hackers as “highly sophisticated” and said they had targeted medical providers in the US in the past year.
LBPS 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.’
The statement added: ‘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.’
Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Organised Crime Command are investigating.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said there have been no arrests and enquires are continuing.
Price, the glamour model turned television personality and businesswoman, has previously posted images of her facelift and thanked LBPS for an ‘amazing result’.