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Webroot comment on London Bridge Plastic Surgery Clinic hack

October 2017 by David Kennerley, Director of Threat Research, Webroot

David Kennerley, director of Threat Research, Webroot in response to the news that one of London’s leading plastic surgery clinics has fallen victim to a cyber attack.

“This attack really shows that every business is a potential target to cybercriminals. The fact they’ve targeted photos and patient lists is a classic extortion tactic. They’ve gone for potentially embarrassing information that London Bridge Plastic Surgery customers will be upset if made public, rather than obvious financial data. Organisations need to be reminded that they remain responsible for all information entrusted to them by their customers and make sure their data is fully protected. Organisations need to ensure that firstly, adequate technical defences are in place – including threat intelligence technologies, up-to-date software and operating systems and adequate employee education.” David Kennerley, director of Threat Research, Webroot

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