A HACKER attack on the health records of Gordon Brown and Alex Salmond has sparked a huge security alert.
Confidential computer files on the Prime Minister and Holyrood’s First Minister were illegally targeted along with the records of scores of other high-profile Scots.
NHS Fife doctor Andrew Jamieson has been charged and appeared on petition at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
The breach was discovered on a national database called the Emergency Care Summary system, which holds the details of 2.5million people in Scotland.
It contains personal data such as names, ages, addresses, current medication and any adverse reactions to prescribed medicines.
It was launched in 2006 with the promise that the system was protected using the “highest standards of security”. – Just as the ID card system will be!
Why hack the account? Dr Jamieson only had to look at the state of the economy to understand that the Prime Minister was seriously unwell.