Hackers breached the server of an UK Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery company The Harley Medical Group and compromised personal details of over 480,000 people.
The individuals who have submitted their data via an initial inquiry form on the company's website were affected by this breach.
The information accessed by attackers include the names, email IDs ,date of birth, addresses and phone numbers , according to Hot For Security. No clinical or Financial information has been accessed by attackers.
The company said it believed the attack was an attempt to extort money from the company.
"We have informed the police and will continue to provide whatever assistance they may require to track down the perpetrator of this illegal act" Harley chairman Peter Boddy said in the letter.