At least a dozen women sue Las Vegas plastic surgery practice after its systems ... trends now
Nearly a dozen women have sued a Las Vegas plastic surgery practice after its systems were hacked and their naked photos and information were posted online.
Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery had its systems breached in February, and the hackers have been posting before-and-after images of numerous women's boob jobs, along with their names, addresses, and other sensitive data.
Now, the FBI are investigating the cyber hack, and a number of plaintiffs have joined a federal class action lawsuit against Hankins & Sohn, claiming the office did not do enough to protect their data.
According to 8 News Now, the hacked images that were stolen earlier this year showed patients' faces, breasts, sensitive bodily areas, and surgery photos.
As well as images, personal information, such as names, medical records, addresses and Social Security numbers were breached during the hack and posted online.
Four women, who are plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit and say they are victims of the cyber hack, remained anonymous - but said that they were terrified after their private data was posted online
Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery had its systems breached in February, and the hackers have been posting before-and-after images of numerous women's boob jobs, along with their names, addresses, and other sensitive data
It's understood that as many as 12,000 patients could have been affected, 8 News Now said.
One female patient who had a breast augmentation at the surgery, and whose pictures and information were hacked and released, told 8 News Now: 'We went to an office that we thought was safe.
'That was going to protect us. We paid a lot of money and look what's happening.'
Of the four unnamed women who spoke to the outlet, one said she paid $7,000 at Hankins & Sohn for her cosmetic surgery, while another paid $30,000 for a full body makeover.
One woman said that the hack was: 'Absolutely heartbreaking. I didn't even want to leave my house. I didn't even want to talk to anybody.'
Another told 8 News Now: 'I'm beyond mortified that my info and my photos were leaked.' And a third said: 'On top of that I'm getting absolutely humiliated. It's devastating.'
Speaking about what they want to get out of the lawsuit, one of the women said: 'I want to see justice served.