A top London plastic surgery clinic has become the latest victim of a data breach, with the group behind the attack – which claims to have obtained information on “royal families” – threatening to distribute the patient list and corresponding photos online.
London Bridge Plastic Surgery has confirmed that its IT security team and police have found evidence of the breach, carried out by a group calling itself The Dark Overlord. The Met Police has already started an investigation.
The group claims to have purloined “terabytes” of data, including photos showing various body parts of clients, including “private parts”.
In a statement, London Bridge Plastic Surgery said: “We are still working to establish exactly what data has been compromised. We are horrified that they have now targeted our patients.” Model Katie Price is known to be one of its clientele.
The Information Commissioner’s Office said: “We are aware of this incident and are looking into the details. All organisations are required under data protection law to keep people’s personal data safe and secure.”
Previous Dark Overlord targets have included Netflix; In April, ten episodes of the new series of TV show Orange is the New Black were released online after Netflix refused to pay a ransom.
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