Susan G. Komen Hacked: Website Displayed Political Message Briefly

Filed in Gather Politics News Channel by on February 2, 2012 0 Comments

Was breast cancer research and fundraising giant Susan G. Komen hacked? It appeared that way when Wednesday night, when those who logged into the sight were greeted with an unorthodox message, likely a result of their changing policies involving Planned Parenthood.

For the few that accessed the site around 12:30AM on Thursday, they were redirected from the regular site (www.komen.org) to an artificial site made by the hackers (ww5.komen.org). The job was so inclusive that even in search engines, you were only able to find the hacked site.

Taking a cue from Komen’s regular messages to would-be walkers of “Help women…”, the hackers instead changed the wording to “Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank.”

With Susan G. Komen hacked, it stands to reason that many people may wonder why, seeing as how they’re a powerhouse in the fight against breast cancer. As many may know, Komen has recently announced their decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood – a decision that has many former supporters shocked and outraged.

Did you see the website live when it was up? What do you think about having Susan G. Komen hacked? Though it is concerning for website security, of course, do you agree with their recent change of heart regarding Planned Parenthood?

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