BART Hit Again as Hackers Continue Breaches

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit System (also known as BART) can’t seem to get a break. New reports indicate that another site pertaining to BART was recently hacked. With the latest attack, hackers reportedly leaked personal information belonging to police officers.

Last week’s attack was said to have originated from hacking group Anonymous, who managed to deface BART’s website by featuring the group’s logo. However, it’s unknown who is responsible for the latest.

The attacks appear to stem from BART’s recent decision to temporarily disable cellphone service in the area during a planned protest. Anonymous is well-known for taking part in AntiSec, a hacking movement that bases breaches mostly off of political motivation. Past actions by the group have included attacks on sites belonging to NATO, U.S. military contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, and agricultural firm Monsanto.

You can find more information on the news at CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20093747-281/hackers-break-into-bart-police-union-web-site/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

 

Advertisement