A group of hackers calling themselves 3301 who claimed to have infiltrated Planned Parenthood's employee database on Sunday night told Vice that while one of their members is against abortion, they mainly went after the group because they just "love to hack."
"We're not going to act like we're doing this to help people or that it's for a good cause. The truth is we love to hack, and we will continue to hack until we are caught, or bored," a member of the group, calling themselves "J," told Vice via Twitter.
Another hacker, calling themselves "E," and presumably the pro-life member of the group, told the Daily Dot they don't approve of Planned Parenthood.
“Trying to mold an atrocious monstrosity into socially acceptable behaviors is repulsive,” E said to the website. “Obviously what [Planned Parenthood] does is a very ominous practice. It'll be interesting to see what surfaces when [Planned Parenthood] is stripped naked and exposed to the public.”
The group released 333 names of Planned Parenthood employees along with their email addresses and encrypted passwords, the Daily Dot reported. They also claim to have the names of women who have received abortions at Planned Parenthood and CEO Cecile Richards' social security number, but apparently don't plan to release those, Mic reported.
The group posted the following message on their website along with the employee names:
Planned Parenthood said this afternoon that they are asking the Department of Justice and the F.B.I. to investigate the attack. It comes two weeks after a heavily-edited undercover video was released by a pro-life group showing Planned Parenthood's director of medical services discussing the use of fetal tissue in medical research.
"Extremists have broken laws, harassed our doctors and patients, produced hack videos, and now are claiming to have committed a gross invasion of privacy—one that, if true, could potentially put our staff members at risk,” said Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement.
Attempts to reach 3301 via what appears to be their Twitter account went unreturned.