Texas Right to Life website exposed job applicants’ resumes – TechCrunch

Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group, exposed hundreds of job candidates' personal information after a website bug allowed anyone to view their resumes. The directory was unprotected on the website.
TechCrunch was informed by a security researcher that the main WordPress website of the group did not adequately protect its file storage. It used WordPress to store the resumes of over 300 job applicants as well as any other files uploaded to it. These resumes included names, phone numbers, addresses, as well as details about a person's employment history.

Shortly after the details of the leak were made public on Twitter, the website bug was resolved over the weekend. The website of the group no longer lists any files that were exposed.

Kimberlyn Schwartz, spokesperson for Texas Right to Life, stated that Texas Right to Life is taking steps to protect those concerned. She was referring to the people who circulated the information.

Schwartz refused to answer questions about whether Schwartz planned to inform those whose information was made public by security breaches.

Texas Right to Life caused anger last week when it published a whistleblower site encouraging Texas residents to report anyone seeking abortions in violation of Texas' restrictive new abortion law. Anyone can sue anyone seeking an abortion or aiding and abetting it after six weeks. This provision is widely understood to be targeting doctors who perform these procedures but could also include anyone else who contributes money or drives a friend to a clinic.

The whistleblower website was quickly inundated with memes, fake tips, and Shrek porn in protest. The site was briefly offline on Thursday as an activist released an iOS shortcut that would allow anyone to pre-fill the website form with false information.

GoDaddy, the web host of the website, informed Texas Right to Life over the weekend that the site had violated their terms of service. They gave the group 24 hours to locate another host. Epik, a web hosting company that has helped other controversial websites like Gab and far-right social networks Gab go online briefly made it possible. However, it didn't last very long.

The whistleblower website pointed to Texas Right to Life's main website as of Monday.