UK: Patients' records may have been accessed by hackers

Hackers managed to infiltrate phone systems at a Bodmin hospital and St Austell doctors’ surgery and could have accessed confidential medical information about patients.

Phone systems at Bodmin NHS Treatment Centre and Polkyth Surgery in St Austell were both hacked into by people trying to use the systems to make their own calls.

Bodmin Treatment Centre said it believes that the hackers would not have been able to listen to confidential messages about patients, but Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust (PCT) was unable to confirm that was the case.

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