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Anti-abortion hacker jailed for hidden 10000 records

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

27-year-old James Jeffery has been condemned to dual years and 8 months in jail for hacking into a British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), Britain’s largest stop provider. Last month, Jeffery certified he defaced a website and stole around 10,000 database records containing a personal sum (names, user names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers). His proclivity was a feud with his sister’s choice to cancel her pregnancy.

Jeffery pleaded guilty to dual charges underneath a Computer Misuse Act. Defense counsel Shaun Wallace pronounced Jeffery regretted his actions. He wrote an reparation to BPAS, and even suggested ways it could urge a confidence infrastructure.

Judge Michael Gledhill pronounced there could have been “terrible consequences” if Jeffery had published a women’s details. “Many of them were exposed women, exposed simply since they had had a stop or since of their girl or since their family did not know about their situation,” a decider pronounced in a matter according to CBS News.

No medical information about BPAS’ clients was compromised. Instead, Jeffery performed personal information of women who purebred on a site. Jeffery never got a possibility to recover a annals he stole from BPAS since he was arrested by a Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) in his home, after being tracked down by his Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Jeffery, who claimed to be a member of a hacktivist organisation Anonymous, boasted about his crime on Twitter, underneath a hoop PabloEscobarSec. He wrote a following summary on a BPAS website, next a Anonymous trademark he placed there (screenshot):

An unborn child does not have an opinion, a choice or any rights. Who gave we a right to murder that unborn child and distinction from that murder?
“The product, abortion, is easily marketed and sole to women during a predicament time in her life. She buys a product, and wants to lapse it for a refund. But it’s too late.”
\ Hacked by PabloEscboar, Anonymous ///

While operative with Anonymous, he has also hacked other websites in a past, including those of a FBI, a CIA, West Midlands police, a Houses of Parliament, a U.S. navy, Arizona police, and Spanish police. In this case, Jeffery worked alone, despite a fact he posted a Anonymous trademark on a BPAS website.

BPAS, that sees about 55,000 women a year in a 40 clinics and other centers opposite a U.K., provides females with information and a forum to enquire about abortion, contraception, sexually-transmitted infection testing, sterilisation, and other fertility-related matters. The organization’s settled purpose is to support “reproductive choice by advocating and providing high quality, affordable services to forestall or finish neglected pregnancies with contraception or by abortion.”

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Article source: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/anti-abortion-hacker-jailed-for-stealing-10000-records/11558