When Twitchy reported Monday that Planned Parenthood’s employee and email databases had allegedly been hacked, we found ourselves using words like “allegedly” and “reportedly” quite a bit. The Daily Dot, which broke the news, reported that the hackers “say they attempted to deface Planned Parenthood’s site” but couldn’t because the site’s “backend is so terribly configured.”
So much for Planned Parenthood’s claim that “extremists who oppose Planned Parenthood’s mission and services … have called on the world’s most sophisticated hackers to assist them in breaching our systems.” Defacing a homepage is Hacking 101.
It looks like the world’s most sophisticated hackers finally were able to alter Planned Parenthood’s site, yet as Jill Stanek notes, these anti-abortion extremists handily left control of the page to Planned Parenthood so they could let you know how many people they provide care for every day.
We don’t know what if anything crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker might have to do with this, but we do know the Syrian Electronic Army does exceptional hacking work. Abortion’s not their issue, but for the price of a Lamborghini, say, they could work something out.