Hackers attack pro-life US state government offices in Kentucky and Arkansas

Hackers attacked pro-life US state government offices in Kentucky and Arkansas to protest Roe v. US. Wade flips

  • The hacker group SiegedSec has announced that it is targeting anti-abortion US states.
  • The first data breach includes eight gigabytes from Kentucky and Arkansas that contain personal information.
  • Since its inception, the hacker group has hacked over 100 websites.

A group of hackers known as SiegedSec is attacking US government agencies with a pro-life stance in protest against Supreme Courtthe abolition of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion.

The first data breach includes eight gigabytes that appear to have been stolen from state governments in Kentuckywhich banned abortion except in rare cases, and Arkansaswhich completely banned it.

A post on the hacker group’s Telegram channel appears to show real estate transaction documents and include personal information from residents of those states.

On June 23, the Supreme Court reversed a nearly 50-year-old precedent by overturning the landmark Rowe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in America, sparking massive protests and numerous statewide bans on enforcement of the law.

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“Like many, we are also for choice, access to abortion cannot be denied,” the hacker group wrote on Telegram.

“Like many, we are also in favor of choice, access to abortion should not be denied.”

Siege statement continues: “In order to put additional pressure on the US government, we have leaked many internal documents and files obtained from government servers in Kentucky and Arkansas.”

“These documents contain a lot of employees’ personal data (personal information) and much more.”

The group added that “attacks will continue,” stating, “Our primary targets are any pro-life organizations, including state government servers with anti-abortion laws.” Keep protesting, take care of yourself, to hell with the government.”

SiegedSec also reassured its followers that while being active in the defense of abortion rights, the group would “still be black hat,” presumably referring to its more typical activity of targeting private sector companies.

A group of hackers target US government agencies that oppose abortion.  Abortion rights protesters are seen after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.

A group of hackers target US government agencies that oppose abortion. Abortion rights protesters are seen after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.

According to darknet security service DarkOwl, the hacker group emerged as a result of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

SigedSec has compromised over 100 websites since its inception, according to DarkOwl.

He also gained access to several thousand LinkedIn profiles.

According to DarkOwl, prior to these new hacks in US states, the group was considered a “rather small-scale operation” with the potential to “become a major cyber threat.”