A group of hackers published thousands private photos stolen from a cosmetic surgery clinic


After, they began asking ransom from the clinic’s clients in more than 60 countries around the world. More than 1,500 British patients are listed in the database. They were asked ransom payments of between €50 and €2,000, paid in bitcoin. Data stolen include nude photos, passport scans and national insurance numbers. Lithuanian police say they are working with security services in other European countries, and have warned that people who download and store the stolen data could also be prosecuted. Jonas Staikunas, the director of Grozio Chirurgija, apologized to affected clients.The Grozio Chirurgija clinic has warned patients on its website not to engage with the blackmailers, or download anything sent to them. Instead, they have to inform the police helping the investigation.


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