BART Police Database Hacked #OpBART

A database with information about the members of the police BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) has been hacked in the #OpBart operation.

The database, published on Pastebin, contained information on names, addresses and accounts for more than 100 police officers. The Pastebin also contained a link to the campaign OpBart that is executed by Hacktivist group Anonymous.

The reason behind Anonymous operation is “censorship” of the subterranean cellular voice and data network in San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) while people protesting about the fatal shooting of a homeless man by BART police.

Anonymous user database attacked BART before. During the campaign OpBart published data on the 3000 accounts of the police obtained from the site MyBart.

The group argues that they protest the recent shootings, organized by Bart Police, as well as the agency’s decision to disable wireless connections to disrupt the protests in San Francisco.

While the Police Officers Association website BART (BART Police Officer’s Association) was unavailable, the agency published a message on their official website, which condemned the attack.

“We condemn this latest attack on the working men and women of BART,” interim general manager Sherwood Wakeman said in a statement. “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.”

No matter who carried out this attack securing the data is one of the most important steps that we should care about, if we have such sensitive information we need to keep them offline so no one can have them. Or we need to have a security audit and periodic penetration test to have a clear idea if our databases are vulnerable to attack or not.

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  • Lamaline_5mg

    I find it shameful that the media do not condemn taking such drastic actions against a protest after the *killing* of an innocent citizen. He was not proven guilty, or do they actually judge people at their funeral? Implying this guy got a proper funeral.

    I also find it disturbingly sad that the San Francisco Bay  Area local media is being so supportive of the right to remain anonymous of the BART police personnel, when they didn’t give a shit about this man being killed.

    Did they condemn the killing of this man?
    All I did was give them (the cops) a taste of their own medicine, ie ‘Lamaline’ which is an (anal) analgesic… (Look it up)
    It also means “The cunning”, in french.
    Now, they will have to find another way of communicating. Exactly like the protesters. I encourage people to use any legal or illegal  action (If they cover their ass) to make communications between BART police officers impossible.

    A fair retribution would be a cop being physically threatened, not even hurt: Threatened.
    I do not encourage this action and would be deeply sorry if it happened. I’m just pointing out the obvious: the release of these information was nothing compared to the killing of a man.

    The citizens of America are being the victims of an obvious man-in-the-middle attack. I only used an SQL injection attack. My guess is that the effectiveness of this attack was only technical. I hoped my –almost– victimless crime had a chance of actually making people wonder about the ability of the media to make independent critics.

    I hope some of you shares that comment through twitter.  (I will post it on different articles.)

    Vive la france des black hats.