Documenting The Birth of Hacktivist

Hacktivist

BART Police Site Hacked by Beginner – International Business Times

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When Northern California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit agency turned off cell phone service to disrupt peaceful protests, “hacktivist” group Anonymous, breached BART’s Web site and released personal information in protest.

Those troubles continued for BART on Wednesday evening, when the group took aim at BART’s Police Officers Association Web site and published data on over 100 BART police officers.

“Leaked personal data, emails and passwords for 102 #BART police officers,” a post on Twitter in the name of “@YourAnonNews.” read Wednesday. A link to a Web site that contained the hacked data was also posted.

But the daring move wasn’t the result of methodical planning from longtime experts. Log files from Internet Relay Chat, a means of online communication that Anonymous favors, shows the attack was carried out by someone with no previous experience.

via BART Police Site Hacked by Beginner – International Business Times.

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Written by gatoMalo

August 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Gov -USA, HAckers

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