Abortion provider BPAS computers targetted by hackers

Britain's largest provider of abortion services has been subject to thousands of hacking attempts

Amid ongoing controversy surrounding abortion, thousands of attempts have been made to hack into the computers of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Since a man was jailed last month for stealing the details of 10,000 women who contacted the BPAS, 25,000 new attempts have been to hack the system, according to the BBC.

Mr James Jeffery, from the West Midlands was sentenced for two years and eight months after he pleaded guilty to hacking into the BPAS website.

Following his conviction, BPAS chief executive Ann Furedi said: ‘This is one of the most extreme examples of anti-abortion activity we have seen.’

The BPAS has assured women their details are safe, while shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry urged police to prosecute anyone who makes further hacking attempts.


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