Hacker Arrested for Attack on Abortion Provider
Site visitors' names, addresses and phone numbers were harvested in the attack.
A 27-year-old hacker was recently arrested for stealing information from the Web site of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS).
"According to the BPAS, the hacker made around 26,000 attempts to break into its website over a six-hour period yesterday -- but was unable to access any medical or personal information relating to the women who have accessed its services," writes TG Daily's Emma Woollacott.
"However, the the names, addresses and phone numbers of people who have requested information from BPAS via the website were stored, including those making personal inquiries as well as health and education professionals, the media and students," Woollacott writes. "These inquiries relate to contraception, pregnancy, STI testing and sterilization, as well as abortion."
Go to "Swift arrest made over family planning site hack" to read the details.
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