Planned Parenthood Has Been Hacked

© ctrouper/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Planned Parenthood sticker
© ctrouper/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) Planned Parenthood sticker

Planned Parenthood has been hacked.  

Late Sunday night, a group of hackers who oppose the healthcare nonprofit’s abortion practices released Planned Parenthood’s website databases as well as names and email addresses of the organization’s employees.

The attack on Planned Parenthood follows a storm of controversy over the organization. Anti-abortion activists sparked the uproar earlier this month with the release of an edited video showing a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the donation of fetus organs and tissue to medical research facilities, a legal practice.

One of the hackers, who goes by the pseudonym “E,” told the Daily Dot that the cyberattack was politically motivated.

“Trying to mold an atrocious monstrosity into socially acceptable behaviors is repulsive,” said E. “Obviously what [Planned Parenthood] does is a very ominous practice. It’ll be interesting to see what surfaces when [Planned Parenthood] is stripped naked and exposed to the public.”

Planned Parenthood Chief Information Officer Tom Subak told the Daily Dot on Sunday night that the organization was previously unaware of a breach in their systems.

“We think we have really good security, especially on flagging suspicious behavior,” said Subak. “We have not [received any flags].”

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Source: The Daily Dot | William Turton

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