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Plastic surgery group faced extortion after data leak

April 17, 2014

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British plastic surgery company Harley Medical Group announced that unknown attacker has stolen data of 480 000 of it’s (potential) customers. The data were submitted in online form when the customers requested information about certain procedure and included the type of procedure and a lot of personal details including full name, date of birth, e-mail, phone number and rough location of stay. This case shows not only rising willingness of cybercriminals to misuse personal data but also lack of security awareness on the side of companies requesting personal data they don’t need and are unable to protect properly.

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