A hacking group known as 3301 breached the website of abortion-provider Planned Parenthood Sunday evening, obtaining everything from employee names to email addresses.
Planned Parenthood (the fetus harvesting organization) employee email addresses, names leaked after main site hacked: http://t.co/Scb2X5LWgo
— 3301 (@33oh1) July 27, 2015
Speaking with Infowars over encrypted channels, a member of 3301 known simply as “E” detailed the group’s motive and the specific information obtained during the attack.
“There’s the typical things you’d find in any database: usernames, emails, passwords…” E said. “Then there’s, of course, data pertaining to PP’s line of work.”
According to E, the hack was in response to recently released sting videos which showed Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of harvested body parts from aborted fetuses.
“The specific video where the PP employee exclaims she ‘wants a Lamborghini’ was definitely antagonizing and ultimately catalyzed the hack,” E said. “We’re against what PP perpetuates on society.”
Although support for abortion is often divided along political lines, E denied any adherence to mainstream political ideologies.
“Liberal vs conservative. Left vs right. It’s all bullshit to me…” E added. “I don’t subscribe to any political groups or anything that may divide or distance myself from other people.”
“Our incentive isn’t to hurt people. Sometimes they just need to be brought back down to earth.”
E says 3301 will continue to release information as it is analyzed, noting that the group has “already infiltrated extremely high-profile targets.” When asked what specifically would be published, E hinted at data possibly related to the 2016 presidential election.
“We’ve had our eyes on the U.S. presidential election race,” E said. “That’s all I’ll disclose at this time.”
Depending on the magnitude, the information could potentially further harm Planned Parenthood’s public image and finances, as was recently seen when representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox asked to have their names removed from the company’s corporate donor list.
In an email to the Daily Dot, which first broke the story Monday, Planned Parenthood’s executive vice president of U.S. federations called the hack a “new low.”
“We’ve seen the claims around attempts to access our systems,” Dawn Laguens wrote. “We take security very seriously and are investigating. It’s unsurprising that those opposed to safe and legal abortion are participating in this campaign of harassment against us and our patients, and claiming to stoop to this new low.”