Anonymous Defaces Steals and Posts BART User Data
Hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into myBART.org website belonging to San Francisco’s BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) system. The attack was an SQL injection against the site and was able to extract more than 2,000 records containing names, usernames, passwords (plain text), emails, phone numbers, addresses and zip codes.
The website has been running a little slow with Anonymous logo as seen below:
After myBART.org defacement another website was hacked this time it’s californiaavoid.org a web site maintained by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Currently Anonymous claims the defacements are part of Anonymous’ protest effort against BART.
Before all weekend defacement Anonymous issued the following message & Video:
Anonymous will take the following actions over the next 48 hours.
1) We have begun at once a massive Black Fax and E-Mail Bomb action, where we will fill every inbox and fax machine at BART with thousands of copies of our message that this outage was unacceptable
2) Tomorrow, Sunday – August 14, 2011 at High Noon Pacific Time we, Anonymous – will remove from the internet the web site of BART located at www.bart.gov for exactly six hours. That’s twice as long as they shut off the cell phones for.
3) On Monday – August 15, 2011 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time there will be a physical protest at the Civic Center Bart Station. Expect us !
Anonymous main target in this operation is BART.gov But the Target is still up and remain safe.