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Hackers Post BART Officers' Personal Data

August 18, 2011  | 

Hackers launched a second cyber-attack on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, posting the personal information of more than 100 transit officers on the BART Police Officers' Association Website.

The attack was purportedly a response to the transit agency's decision to turn off cellular service in its San Francisco stations to thwart a potential protest.

The information leaked included home and e-mail addresses and passwords. The activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the first hacking incident, but not the second.

In cutting wireless service, BART was trying to calm a brewing protest over the police shooting and killing of a homeless man they claim lunged at them with a knife. The planned protest never materialized.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Related: BART Shuts Down 4 Stations, Faces FCC Probe


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michael @ 8/18/2011 10:10 PM

WOW, now that is just wonderful news. Thanks for protecting the officers information so well. I hope someone is on the chopping block because this is totally unacceptable.

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