Hackers posted BART cops' personal information. NBC Bay Area's George Kiriyama reports.
Hacktivist group Anonymous sent out a tweet today, via the @OpBart account, stating: "Leaked personal data, emails and passwords for 102 #BART police officers: bit.ly/r20DxB #OpBART."
According to SF Weekly, the person taking credit for hacking the BART Police Officers Association website, claims to be a French girl, doing her first hack.
The girl, who goes by the name Lamaline_5mg, said it was incredibly easy to do.
Again, via @OpBart, Anonymous stated they are not taking credit, and they do not condone the action.
Beyond the question of who did the hacking or why, the fact remains that the BART police website was hacked Wednesday.
It's the second successful hack of BART since the transit service chose to cut off cell phone reception to stave off a protest. Wednesday's hacked site, for the BART Police Officers' Association, was taken offline.
Statement from BART spokesman Jim Allison:
We condemn this latest attack on the working men and women of BART. We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our employees and their families. We stand behind them and our customers who were the subject of an earlier attack. We are deeply troubled by these actions.
BART's Deputy Police Chief also condemned the attack. Ben Farrow said hackers broke into the union's website and released officers' name, their home address, their email addresses and passwords for the website. Farrow said officers are concerned for their families' safety.
"BART police officers are used to working in dangerous situations, but they aren't used to having their family members exposed to danger," Farrow told Bay City News.
Reportedly, BART is working with FBI in this matter.
Also worth noting from the @OpBART Twitter feed is a claim that a second round of protests will take place on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Civic Center station.
Here's the Anonymous announcement of last Monday's protest that ended in the closure of four downtown station at the height of the evening commute.