Komen for the Cure Web Site Hacked by Pro-Abortion Activists

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 2, 2012   |   2:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Following its decision by Komen for the Cure to withdraw funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business, the breast cancer organization has been deluged by pro-abortion criticism led by the abortion business itself.
Pro-abortion activists have flooded its email account and Facebook and Twitter accounts with hate mail, but one pro-abortion zealot unhappy the organization is renewing its focus on protecting and helping women hacked its web site and changed a message on its front page.

According to the pop culture web site Mediate:

Last night, people attempting to reach the foundation’s site began noticing that a graphic on the front page had changed its message. Where it used to say such inspirational slogans as “Help us get 26.2 or 13.1 miles closer to a world without breast cancer,” the graphic now read “Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank.”

This morning, Gather figured out how the hackers did it. They redirected users to the address “ww5.komen.org” instead of the normal “www.komen.org.” Even large search engines sent users in the wrong direction and, aside from the message, the websites were identical.

Gawker provides more information on what it found.

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.

The Atlantic first noticed the hacking and posted an image of the web site with the changed message: