UK: Edinburgh mental health clinic in probe after client information accessed in scam

James Delaney reports:

An Edinburgh mental health clinic is at the centre of a probe into a data breach resulting in hundreds of client contact details being accessed as part of a phishing scam.

Bosses at The Edinburgh Practice, which offers a range of psychological and psychiatric counselling, were accused of failing to properly notify patients of the attack, despite a host of complaints.

It comes after dozens of service users at the private clinic raised concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) when they received emails from scammers seeking to harvest their personal information through a virus disguised as an important document from the clinic.

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