SAN FRANCISCO-Hackers have released the names, home addresses as well as email addresses and passwords of BART officers in protest to BART’s recent shutdown of cell phone service on stations to stop protests.
The attacks were conducted by the infamous hacker group Anonymous who also launched a cyber attack on BART last month, shutting down the site, BART.org.
Along with their Internet outrage, Anonymous has also been organizing physical protests against the Bay Area transit system. All of this fury stems from BART snuffing cell phone service within four of its San Francisco stations in an attempt to quell a protest last Thursday; a protest intending to speak out against BART police’s shooting of 45-year-old Charles Blair Hill. Anonymous compared BART’s actions to the recent Fascist actions taken by regimes in the Middle East. BART’s actions have also garnered an FCC investigation.