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Suspect Arrested for Clinic Hack

DATA THEFT—UK

March 9, 2012

Authorities have arrested a man suspected of breaching a British abortion services website and stealing personal information, reports The Associated Press. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service said the suspect did not obtain sensitive medical data but compromised approximately 9,000 records, including names, addresses and phone numbers of people who contacted the site, according to the report. A representative from the organization said the compromised information has not been uploaded to the Internet, adding, "We hope that women will be reassured that no data's been released." Detective Inspector Mark Raymond said, "It should be stressed that the stolen data did not contain the medical details of women who had received treatment or why individuals had contacted" the service.
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