Hacking group Anonymous has targeted the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which has long been working to prevent unwanted pregnancies with contraception, after James Jeffrey, 27, a member of the Anonymous is jailed for two years and eight months for breaking into the website of the BPAS.
Jeffrey, 27, from Wednesbury, West Midlands, stole around 10,000 personal records from the BPAS’ website. The hacker, an anti-abortion campaigner, did so after ‘disagreeing’ with his sister’s choice to terminate her pregnancy.
“He said a sister and a close friend had had an abortion which he disagreed with,” the court was told.
Indicating the hacking a spokeswoman from the charity BAPS, which treats more than 55,000 women a year, said “This is significantly lower than anything we might have anticipated. There was no impact on our services and women’s records are completely secure.”