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UK: ‘Zealot’ hacker steals abortion clinic data

December 31, 2012

A member of the hacking group Anonymous broke into the website of Britain’s biggest abortion provider because he “disagreed” with the decisions of two women he knew over their pregnancy terminations, a court heard.

James Jeffery, 27, stole around 10,000 database records containing the personal details of women who had registered with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service’s site, before boasting of his crime on Twitter….

Deputy senior district judge Daphne Wickham adjourned the case because she did not have “sufficient” powers to pass sentence.

Describing the defendant as a “zealot with an anti-abortion campaign,” she refused an application for bail, adding: “Many, many other organisations and people’s private details would be at risk. You clearly are an able hacker.” Jeffery will be sentenced at Southwark crown court at a later date.

The Observer


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