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Hackers are focusing on anti-abortion states after the Supreme Court’s decision last week to wipe out the almost 50-year-old government-federal constitution right to have an abortion have leaked the personal information of two U.S. state governments, reports Tech Monitor.
Hacking gang SiegedSec delivered eight gigabytes of information allegedly taken from state governments in Arkansas and Kentucky in counter for confining abortion access.
A 2019 Kentucky trigger regulation that ended practically all abortions came full circle Friday after the Roe v. Wade administering.
The law is being tested in court by Planned Parenthood and EMW Women’s Surgical Center. They claim abortion is, as yet, a right under the Kentucky Constitution.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge made abortion a crime in Arkansas after the Roe v. Wade decision.
“I’m pleased to declare, as a lawful boss official for the territory of Arkansas, that the United States Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Swim and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, reestablishing the territory of Arkansas the position to preclude fetus removals,” Rutledge said.
SiegedSec, in a Telegram post, said the assaults would proceed.
“Our main targets are any pro-life elements, including government servers of the states with anti-abortion regulations,” they said.
Arkansas authorities said the leaked information was not entirely as private as the hackers inferred.
Authorities “became mindful that a purported hacktivist bunch professed to have gotten to and downloaded internal records from the State of Arkansas systems,” said Shealyn Sowers, an Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson representative, a Republican. After beginning investigation, our security groups have established that there was no entrance past what is openly accessible, and just data that was freely available or downloaded.
A representative for Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said the information “does exclude expressly distinguishing information. The state will proceed with its examination.”