A leading cosmetic surgery provider has been targeted by a computer hacker who may have accessed details of nearly 500,000 people considering procedures.
The Harley Medical Group said it believed the cyber-attack was an attempt to extort money from the company and it had contacted police.
Some 480,000 initial inquiry forms submitted online may have been accessed and they include the potential clients’ names, addresses and telephone numbers, the company confirmed.
The form also lists cosmetic procedures, including breast enlargements, liposuction and tummy tucks, in which potential clients can express an interest.
Harley, which has 21 clinics across the UK, said confidential clinical and financial information was not accessed.
Read more in The Guardian.