America’s controversial overturn of Roe v. Wade has led to the removal of rights for a large pop population of the United States, once again going against the “freedom” ideology the country allegedly stands for. In a form of online protests, a large group of hackers have decided to fight back, declaring war on anti-abortion states.
Roe v. Wade brings out the hackers
Reported by Tech Monitor, hacktivist group SiegedSec has officially declared cyber war on anti-abortion states in the U.S. After the Supreme Court removed the right for women to have an abortion, the group started targeting a number of “pro-life” states.
SiegedSec has announced that it is currently in the midst of a campaign against states that will ban abortions. The hackers will be stealing and releasing huge dumps of data from states around the US.
In its first wave of attacks, the hacking group released eight gigabytes of government data from Arkansas and Kentucky. These documents include private documents as well as personally identifiable information of employees at government facilities.
“Our main targets are any pro-life entities, including government servers of the states with anti-abortion laws,” the hackers said. “Keep protesting, keep yourself safe, f*** the government… the attacks will continue.
Why is SiegedSec attacking the government?
Typically, the hacking group SiegedSec is not a group that targets the government. Instead, the hacktivists target private companies — estimated to be around 100 — that it deems dangerous or unethical. The group has also been involved in hacking Russia to protect Ukraine.
As for why the group has turned to attack governments, that’s because of the obvious. With the Roe v. Wade ruling stripping rights away from large numbers of the population, the hackers are simply fighting for their rights.
“Like many, we are also pro-choice, one shouldn’t be denied access to abortion,” the hackers said on the subject.
On its own, SiegedSec’s efforts will not be enough to counter the Supreme Court ruling. However, with enough protesting, and other religious groups fighting for their right to abortion, there may be some claw-back on the ruling.