Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Anonymous attacks a transport company in San Francisco

The collective hacktivists Anonymous hacked, Sunday, Aug. 14, one of the sites of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the company trains serving including the City of San Francisco. MyBART, one of the websites of the company, has been an intrusion, reports the specialist Naked Security site. The information of at least 2 400 people, including names, email addresses and passwords have been exposed, said the BART, in a statement.

The website was also defaced MyBART and replaced by a message from the group Anonymous. Anonymous presents the attack as a reprisal against MyBART to cutting temporary mobile networks in some stations of the network, on August 11. BART The company said it wanted to guard against excesses of an event, after a man was shot dead in a station in San Francisco in early July.

The organization Electronic Frontier Foundation had denounced "a shameful attack on freedom of expression."

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