West Midlands "Abortion Hacker" Not Quite Anonymous Enough

By Gary Cutlack on at

James Jeffery, 27, from Wednesbury in the West Midlands, lived a double life where he was known as Pablo Escobar on Twitter and threatened to reveal the names and addresses of around 10,000 women who'd registered with an abortion advice site.

Jeffrey, who claimed to be part of the Anonymous collective, acquired the records by hacking into the British Pregnancy Advisory Service's site, before boasting of his achievement on Twitter -- and saying he'd release the details of the service's customers.

Police arrested Jeffery on Friday, after receiving a complaint from the BPAS. Jeffrey has since been denied bail, as the court deems him an "able hacker" who would pose a threat to other organisations were he allowed within the vicinity of the internet again. [Guardian]