Remember when China hacked federal government databases and stole personal information of millions of Americans earlier this month. That elicited a big fat yawn from the media and the Obama administration.
Well, believe me we now have a hack that will most certainly enrage the media and the Obama administration. As well as our friends at Planned Parenthood.
Hackers who say they oppose Planned Parenthood claim to have posted a database associated with the organization’s Web site as well as the names and e-mail addresses of employees online.
Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told The Post in an e-mailed statement that the organization has notified the Justice Department and the FBI “that extremists who oppose Planned Parenthood’s mission and services have launched an attack on our information systems, and have called on the world’s most sophisticated hackers to assist them in breaching our systems and threatening the privacy and safety of our staff members.”
“We are working with top leaders in this field to manage these attacks,” she wrote. “We treat matters of safety and security with the utmost importance, and are taking every measure possible to mitigate these criminal efforts to undermine our mission and services.”
The hackers told the Daily Dot that they used an attack that relies on exploiting bugs in the Web site’s database to gain access to information. They also claimed to have encrypted internal Planned Parenthood e-mails, but no such e-mails appear to have been leaked as part of the attack so far.
Additionally, there has been no indication that Planned Parenthood’s patient information has been accessed.
A Web site where the allegedly hacked data was posted appears to claim ideological motivations, featuring a message in which the hackers say they are “seeking to reclaim some sort of lulz for the years and thousands of dollars that Planned Parenthood have wasted and made harvesting your babies.”
Laguens linked the alleged attack to a wave of antiabortion activities aimed at the organization. “Extremists have broken laws, harassed our doctors and patients, produced hack videos, and now are claiming to have committed a gross invasion of privacy — one that, if true, could potentially put our staff members at risk,” she said in her statement.
Woe to the group that did this. They have made bitter enemies of the media and the government. And they will be coming.
Edward Snowden releasing classified information? A hero to many on the left.
China’s hacking the personal information of millions? Eh, who cares.
But don’t mess with Planned Parenthood.
Hey, I’m not supportive of hacking into private organization’s email but oh boy I’d love to read it.