Planned Parenthood confirmed that its online databases have been hacked, potentially exposing employees’ personal information.
The women’s health and abortion provider said Monday it has reported the crime to the Department of Justice and the FBI.
“Extremists who oppose Planned Parenthood’s mission and services have launched an attack on our information systems, and have called on the world’s most sophisticated hackers to assist them in breaching our systems and threatening the privacy and safety of our staff members,” said Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens Monday afternoon.
“We are working with top leaders in this field to manage these attacks,” she said. “We treat matters of safety and security with the utmost importance, and are taking every measure possible to mitigate these criminal efforts to undermine our mission and services.”