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Abortion site hacker confesses

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2012 2:01 User comments (4)

Abortion site hacker confesses Records of approximately 10,000 people were compromised.
Last week, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) was made aware of a website breach that potentially exposed some data on users. While it stressed it did not keep records of women who received termination services, it did have records of people who requested information on abortion, contraception, pregnancy, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and sterilisation.

The Metropolitan Police's e-Crime Unit took up the case and quickly arrested 27-year-old James Jeffery, of Wednesbury in the British West Midlands. According to reports, he had bragged on Twitter about the breach, and threatened to release information to the public.

Over the weekend, Jeffery told a Westminster Magistrate's Court hearing that he decided against releasing the details because he thought doing so would be wrong. He targeted the website (including defacing it with an anti-abortion message) because two women he knew he knew had decided to get abortions.

He admitted to two offences on the Computer Misuse Act, was released on bail and will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.

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4 user comments

113.3.2012 12:15

Another closet case that couldn't get laid in a morgue has two females he was either friendly with or had his eyes set afar on, couldn't muster the nuts up to ask them out, something went wrong & they got pregnant. He's no trouper for any anti-abortion league (from what I'm getting from this article). Matter of fact he sounds pretty creepy & pathetic.

Just another whiny tool out for passionate revenge. He rolled & will get smacked for it. Nothing much more will come about it.

215.3.2012 4:29

He should get screwed over.

Another one of these people who think everyone who gets pregnant and must keep it even if they can't afford to raise it or keep it.

315.3.2012 12:32

what a pathetic human being.if ever there was an argument for court mandated sterilization,he is it.

415.3.2012 16:32

Originally posted by aldan:
what a pathetic human being.if ever there was an argument for court mandated sterilization,he is it.
Or 173 trimester abortion (or whatever the count is for a 26 closet case introvert)...
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 15 Mar 2012 @ 16:33

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