Thousands of Welsh NHS staff’s data stolen in hack

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Thousands of Welsh NHS staff’s data stolen in hack
” he said that This really is an astonishing data security breach,
“You’ve got thousands of NHS workers who’ve had their personal details compromised.
Managers said radiographers, cleaners and other staff at most health boards in Wales are affected, including
about 530 working for the Velindre NHS Trust, which co-ordinates the radiation dose meter badges in Wales.
A spokesman for Betsi Cadwaladr health board said: “No patient information has been affected, 654 of our staff, current
and past, have been affected by this security breach.
Some 654 staff at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board had some personal details compromised, as well
as a number of people working for private dentists and vets and NHS staff in England and Scotland.
A cyber security expert said the data breach meant personal details – including National
Insurance numbers – could be used to obtain mortgages, banks loans or cars.
This personal data alone would not be enough for “significant financial transactions”, he said,
but it could be used alongside more detailed information which is available for as little as £50 per person online.


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