Anonymous hacker confesses to stealing abortion database records

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

A hacker linked with the Anonymous movement has admitted to breaking into the website of Britain’s biggest abortion service, and stealing the records of approximately 10,000 people.

27-year-old James Jeffery, of Wednesbury in the British West Midlands, stole the personal details of some 10,000 women from the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), and then bragged on Twitter that he would release the information to the public.

In addition, the hacker defaced BPAS’s website, posting an anti-abortion message.

An unborn child does not have an opinion, a choice or any rights. Who gave you the right to murder that unborn child and profit from that murder?
“The product, abortion, is skilfully marketed and sold to women at the crisis time in her life. She buys the product, and…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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