Late Sunday night, Anonymous hacked into Planned Parenthood and 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 director discussing the donation of fetus organs and tissue to medical research facilities, a legal but highly controversial 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. 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. — Quote from E
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.
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