UK: Fears for NHS data as patients' passwords hacked

Christopher Williams reports:

The group, which calls itself LulzSec, said yesterday that it had accessed a system that handles sensitive patient data. Last week it stole a million data records from a Sony website.

It published an email showing that it had informed the NHS of the security breach and saying “we mean you no harm and only want to help you fix your tech issues”.

It had taken master “admin” passwords from the system “months ago” while searching the internet for other materials, but had not exploited them.

Read more on The Telegraph. It’s not clear to me why the headline refers to patients’ passwords, as the group acquired admin passwords.

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