Harley Medical Group hacked:
Details of up to 500,000 people considering cosmetic surgery could have been accessedA leading cosmetic surgery provider has been targeted by a computer hacker who may have a
ccessed 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 a potential client's name, address and telephone number, the company confirmed.
The form also lists cosmetic procedures, including breast enlargements, liposuction and tummy tucks, in which potential clients can express an interest.
The Harley Medical Group - which has 21 clinics across the UK - has insisted that confidential clinical and financial information was not accessed.
The firm, based in Thames Ditton, Surrey, said it had contacted police and the Information Commissioner's Office about the incident.
The company's chairman, Peter Boddy, has also written to people whose details may have been accessed to apologise.