Hackers have published naked photos of thousands of plastic surgery patients who had work done at a Lithuanian clinic, it has been reported.
Local authorities said more than 25,000 private photos and pieces of personal information from the Kaunas-based Grozio Chirurgija clinics were published on the internet.
The leak includes intimate photos and data of more than 1,500 Brits, MailOnline has learned.
A hacking group called Tsar Team, who broke into its servers earlier this year, is now demanding ransom from clients in Germany, Denmark, Norway, the UK and other EU countries.
Police say several hundred images were released in March and rest of the database was made public Tuesday.
‘It’s extortion. We’re talking about a serious crime,’ said Andzejus Raginskis, Deputy Chief of Lithuania’s Criminal Police Bureau.
It is unclear how many patients have been affected, but police say dozens have come forward to report being blackmailed.
The hackers obtained uncensored ‘before and after’ photos of patients who underwent cosmetic procedures, the Lithuania-based Lrytas TV reported.
Victims have been told to pay up to €2,000 to guarantee nude images, passport copies, social security numbers and other data would not be made public.