Anonymous Hacker 'James Jeffery' has been sentenced to 32 months in jail for hacking into the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) website and stealing the personal details of 10,000 women.
James Jeffery, 27-year-old,who claimed to be affiliated with the hacking group Anonymous, admitted he defaced the website and stole 10,000 records. His motivation was a disagreement with his sister’s choice to abort her pregnancy.
Jeffery pleaded guilty to two charges under the Computer Misuse Act. Defense lawyer Shaun Wallace said Jeffery regretted his actions.
Judge Michael Gledhill said there could have been “terrible consequences” if Jeffery had published the women’s details. “Many of them were vulnerable women, vulnerable simply because they had had a termination or because of their youth or because their family did not know about their situation,” the judge said in a statement according to CBS News.