Cybercriminals have stolen sensitive data from The Hospital Group and are now threatening to release before and after images of patients from the UK based cosmetic surgery chain.

The Hospital Group, which is also known as the Transform Hospital Group, offers a range of surgical and cosmetic procedures across 11 clinics. These include weight loss surgery, breast enlargements, nipple corrections, vaginal tightening, labiaplasty and nose jobs.

Now, patients of the popular practice, which has been endorsed by a range of celebrities including Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona, Shameless actress Tina Malone and reality TV star Joey Essex, are afraid images of their procedures will be exposed online.

This follows a ransomware attack in December when hackers REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, gained access to The Hospital Group’s IT systems. During the cyberattack hackers were able to gather sensitive client data, including 900 gigabytes of patient photographs, which they’re now threatening to publish if a ransom is not paid.

CEL Solicitors is currently acting for several clients who have been affected by this breach and are urging anyone else who has been affected to contact us for free initial advice.

What if my data has been compromised?

If your data has been compromised by The Hospital Group, you will likely be contacted by them informing you of the situation.

Individuals can claim for compensation for the loss of their personal data. To claim, you must be able to show you suffered as a result of the data protection breach – this can be either financial damages or personal distress.

CEL Solicitors operate on a no win no fee basis. This means that your legal costs will be deducted from the compensation you receive. If your claim is not successful you won’t pay a penny. Our expert, friendly team can provide guidance on the best possible route for you.

Making a data breach claim is simple. Just give our team a call for free initial, legal advice to see if you’re eligible to make a claim on 0808 273 0900. And remember, we operate on a no-win, no-fee basis so there’s no upfront cost to you.