Planned Parenthood's claim that it suffered a cyber attack Wednesday has been met with little skepticism from the press, despite an absence of proof and a changing story from the group about what happened.

Planned Parenthood's web properties reportedly "suffered a 'Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack,'" a spokeswoman for the group said Thursday. "The website is under our control now but it is down until we can restore the site and put safeguards in place."

No one has claimed responsibility for the supposed attack.

"Our site is not available due to an attack by extremists," read a message on Wednesday evening. "200,000 people a day are now being blocked from information and care by this attack."

Though the supposed security breach has not been confirmed by Hedgehog Hosting, the group apparently hosting Planned Parenthood's web properties, this hasn't stopped the press from publishing headlines presenting the group's hacking story as fact, instead of as a claim.

"Hackers Launch Second Cyber Attack On Planned Parenthood," a Huffington Post headline declared in an article aggregated from Reuters.

The Hill added, "Planned Parenthood shuts down website after second hack."

"Planned Parenthood's website shuts down after cyber attack," read a story published by the feminist blog Jezebel.

CNN ran with a story headlined, "Planned Parenthood Website Hacked." The article did add that, "No one has claimed responsibility for the hack so far, and CNN could not independently verify Planned Parenthood's claim."

A link Wednesday evening on Planned Parenthood's supposedly embattled website directed readers to a donations plea featured on Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Facebook page.

The fundraising note reads, "Well, this is a new low. Today, anti-abortion extremists briefly blocked any traffic from going to … If it wasn't clear that these attacks are an attempt to cut people off from care, an attack on the PP website makes it CRYSTAL clear."

"If you have a few bucks, please help PP fight back," it adds.

The Facebook post has been revised at least four times.

Earlier versions of the donations request claimed that "extremist hackers" had "brought [the site] down" entirely (as opposed to "briefly blocked"). One version also read, "The site is back up, but because Planned Parenthood values the safety and care of its patients and supporters, it'll be taken down for a day while additional protection is added." has been updated since the alleged cyber attack so that it now reads, "Our normal site is currently undergoing maintenance."

Wednesday's alleged hacking comes shortly after Planned Parenthood tapped SKDKnickerbocker, an infamously Democratic-aligned crisis communications firm, to help it deal with the release of several undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood associates discussing reimbursement for organs harvested from the remains of aborted children.

The videos, which are the result of a three-year long investigation, were recorded and produced by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life activist group.

SKDKnickerbocker's relationship with Planned Parenthood dates back several years.

"Planned Parenthood is a longtime client, and we are proud to help them push back against these extremist attacks from people who want to end reproductive healthcare for women in this country," a SKDKnickerbocker spokesman said.

Politico reported this week that the public relations firm had, "circulated a memo to reporters and producers late Monday that discouraged them from airing the undercover videos, arguing that they were obtained under false identification and violated patient privacy."

"Those patients' privacy should not be further violated by having this footage shared by the media," the memo allegedly read.

Hedgehog Hosting has not commented on whether Planned Parenthood's web properties were attacked Wednesday by "extremist hackers." The web hosting group did not respond to the Washington Examiner's requests for comment.