Remedy Sufferers Blackmailed For Money After Clinic Information Breach

“Many sufferers of a giant psychotherapy clinic in Finland have been contacted individually by a blackmailer, after their knowledge was stolen,” experiences the BBC:

The info seems to have included private identification information and notes about what was mentioned in remedy classes.

Vastaamo is a nationwide follow with about 20 branches and hundreds of sufferers. The clinic has suggested these affected to contact the police. It mentioned it believed the info had been stolen in November 2018, with an additional potential breach in March 2019… About 300 information have already been revealed on the darkish net, in keeping with the Related Press information company.

On its web site, the clinic calls the assault “an excellent disaster”. It has arrange a helpline and is providing all victims one free remedy session, the small print of which won’t be recorded.

In keeping with the article, the blackmailer claims Vastaamo refused to pay the 40 bitcoin ransom — so they’re as a substitute blackmailing particular person sufferers.

And one affected person even complained that whereas his therapist took notes in a bodily pocket book, “he had not been informed these can be uploaded to a server.”

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