Update 2:39 p.m. Scratch all of that. The Atlantic Wire has learned that ww5.komen.org, has always been the organization's website(and it still is today)--this also sort of debunks Gather's previous theory (below), meaning that the "hack" could have possibly been an alteration of one of the site's banners not the entire website.
Update 9:42 a.m. According to a report from Gather, it appears that for a brief moment last night people trying to visit the Komen website last night were redirected.
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.
Original: Hackers got ahold of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's website late last night, altering its copy to to read: "Help us run over poor women on our way to the bank"--a blunt take on the organization's decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood.
Komen had cited "eligibility" and "grant strengthening" as the reason to drop Planned Parenthood, but many believe the defunding was driven by politics. We've placed a call to the Komen organization to get official word on the hack, but it seems a few of our Facebook friends and favorite tumblrs began noticing the hack shortly after midnight Thursday.
This is what the ad is supposed to look like:
And this is the hacked version:
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