Anonymous strikes yet again, this time the target being the San Francisco BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) transport authority. The reason cited was the blocking of cell phone services at some of the transit stations to disrupt the planned demonstrations over a police shooting.
The transport authority has confirmed the hack and has revealed that data of at least 2400 members out of the 55000 members has been compromised. The notorious group, Anonymous, has already claimed responsibility of the attack.
“In the Bay Area, we’ve seen people gagged, and once more, Anonymous will attempt to show those engaging in the censorship what it feels like to be silenced”, the message read.
The message to BART further read, “Anonymous demands that this activity revolving around censorship cease and desist and we know you are already planning to do this again. We will not issue any more warnings.”
The Facebook page OpBart read "Operation BART is getting warmed up. Today Anonymous defaced BART affiliated websites and released user info for the website mybart.org,"
Anonymous has posted emails, phone numbers, address and other such data pertaining to the users. Following the attack, the agency disabled the site myBART.org on Sunday night.