Anonymous Hacks into BART Police Website, Posts Officers’ Info

Hacktivist group Anonymous has launched another cyber attack on the networks of the Bay Area Rapid Transit authority, releasing personal information of 102 BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) police officers.

This is the second time that the group has targeted the San Francisco based transit agency, having first hacked into BART’s marketing website, myBART.org.

BART officials recently shot dead a homeless man who reportedly attacked them with a knife, sparking protests from people in San Francisco.

The agency got the attention of media and regulators after it blocked mobile phone access in one of its stations to quell protests being made by the people.

Its actions have been compared to that of dictators in middle east and African countries, with the Federal Communications Commission deciding to investigate whether the agency had the right to cut off mobile phone connections or not.

Anonymous claimed responsibility for the breach and even posted a link on its Twitter account led people to the leaked personal information belonging to 102 BART police officials.

"We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our employees and their families." Bart interim general manager Sherwood Wakeman said in a statement, the BBC reports.