Anonymous Hacks BART Police Website, Releases Personal Information of 100 Officers

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Update (2:50 p.m.): BART removed the police website that was hacked this morning, and issued the following statement:"We condemn this latest attack on the working men and women of BART. We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our employees and their families. We stand behind them and our customers who were the subject of an earlier attack. We are deeply troubled by these actions."

Original story (11:25 a.m.)
Hacker group Anonymous tweeted this morning that someone had hacked into the BART Police Officer's Association website, releasing the addresses, e-mail addresses, and passwords of 102 BART police officers. The list has been posted online.

Anonymous is the notorious online hacker group that organized Monday's BART demonstrations after the transit agency blocked cellphone service on the platforms last Thursday in an attempt to disrupt a rally. Monday's protests caused major disruptions, forcing BART to close four stations, which of course, enraged commuters.

The AnonyOps twitter feed added: "FYI, No one claimed responsibility for the hack. Some random joe joined a channel and released the data to the press." Apparently, the group is so secretive that it doesn't even know what its own members are doing.

The feed advises members to stay skeptical, as "The leak today of BART officer data could be the work sanctioned by those who truly support anonymous, or agent provocateurs."

SF Weekly has been able to confirm that at least one of the San Francisco officers on the list, Hany Abdoun, is a BART officer, as he is listed in a Spring 2011 publication by the Alameda County District Attorney's office.

SF Weekly has called BART for comment, but has not received a response yet. We'll keep you updated.

Read more about the group's plan to disrupt BART service with a demonstration on Monday.


See more pictures from the #OpBart protest on Monday:

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Toby Nixon
Toby Nixon

I am totally in support of Annonymous. Our freedoms are being taken away everyday. I hate to break it to you, but democracy is based on participation. It is an experession of civic pride to actively and non-violently protest. It's called Civil Disobediance. Martin Luthor King made it popular, the cops attempt to make it illegal and we the people must fight to protect it. "Against all threats foreign and domestic."

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson

"Everyone, please feel sorry for us, they released some random personal data about us!""Why'd they do that?!""Oh we murdered some civilians or something""..."

Ann Bross
Ann Bross

All of these cyber attacks, which seem to be controversial within Anonymous' own ranks, are so hypocritical. Rather than defending common users, those who were affected by BART's actions, they're hurting anyone associated with the agency- without accomplishing anything worthwhile.

Meanwhile, BART's decision to turn of all cell service is eerily similar to David Cameron's proposal to cut off access to social media during the London riots- http://ct.necs.la/rwsmle.

jasononthemoon
jasononthemoon

Here's a radical thought, BART: why don't you stop executing innocent people in cold blood? Just an idea.

Toby Nixon
Toby Nixon

I could be Oscar Grant. Smoking A big fat Blunt on the Bart Platform. I do that alot, are you condoning the execution of me?

Daniel Stern
Daniel Stern

"in a plot twist, the government hacked & posted the family information of the man who threw the knife at the BART officer which originally started this skirmish, at which point the BART officer acting in self-defense shot down the man."

bigriggs
bigriggs

Isn't this groups 15 minutes up yet?

tj
tj

you are ignorant. 15 minutes of fame? they've been around for years and will be around for a long time.

Enjoy having multiple databases that you are on, being hacked.

Heather Mcneil
Heather Mcneil

What brilliant passwords these guys are using.  "jennifer."  "hawaii50."  "sfgiants."  Their own last name.

I like "jackbauer357."  He sounds like the kind of guy to de-escalate a situation.

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Why don't they hack into Bart and fix their system instead?  

njudah
njudah

How convenient. They can attack BART and if it's getting them in too much trouble they say the government is doing it.

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