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Hackers post BART cops' personal information
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/17/11 | Demian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 08/17/2011 12:37:35 PM PDT by SmithL

OAKLAND -- Hackers carried out the second cyber-attack on BART within the past week today, breaking into the website of the union that represents the transit system's rank-and-file police and releasing a roster of 102 officers along with their home addresses, e-mail account addresses and passwords for the site.

The roster was published on a separate website, where the hackers wrote, "Yet another success."

Hackers have said they will strike back at BART for temporarily shutting down underground cellular and wi-fi service Thursday, a move BART made to try to quell a planned antipolice protest in downtown San Francisco. The protest did not materialize.

A loose-knit group known as Anonymous breached a BART website, myBART.org, on Sunday and released names, addresses, passwords and in some cases phone numbers for more than 2,000 customers.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: anonymous; answer; bart; fullerton; hacker; ronthomas; terrorists

1 posted on 08/17/2011 12:37:40 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

If the BART and SF police had cracked some skulls in last week’s illegal protest (which shut down 4 BART stations), these crooks wouldn’t be in any condition to continue hacking web sites.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 12:41:02 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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To: SmithL

I do hope they catch these people and put them away for a long, long time. This is such a major breech for these police officers and their families.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: beethoven

I hope they do find them. And then post their names and addresses so that the BART patrons who were hacked by these jerks, the BART riders and the BART Police can return the favor of disrupting their lives for a change.

Still looking in my pocket Constitution for the amendment guaranteeing your right to have cellular service....


4 posted on 08/17/2011 12:52:25 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: SmithL
The police are public employees. They are NOT nobility. They are NOT above the law. Are they better than the representatives in the Congress?

Let me guess. We have no right or reason to tape them when they are in public, either... If they want privacy, maybe they should find another line of work.

5 posted on 08/17/2011 1:00:12 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: JoeFromCA

I’d be fine if the next thing I read about this, describes how the bad guys were found dead with a stolen SFPD shotgun and that all evidence points to suicide.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 1:03:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Still looking in my pocket Constitution for the amendment guaranteeing your right to have cellular service....

Do you contend the government can control anything that is not enumerated in the constitution?

Strange.

7 posted on 08/17/2011 1:05:46 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: jonascord

“I see dumb people...
... they’re everywhere...
... they walk around like everyone else...
... they don’t even know that they’re dumb...

And...
Some of them...

...THEY POST HERE”


8 posted on 08/17/2011 1:06:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Gator113

I was joking, but I do hope they throw the book at them and toss the key.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 1:07:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: SmithL

when caught, these “truth&justice” seekers rate Life without parole and no internet access whatsoever.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 1:10:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Gator113
You are sick.
11 posted on 08/17/2011 1:10:24 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: SmithL; txnuke

They’re going to do this in Fullerton, in southern California, too....much to the joy of the ANSWER Coalition, KFI radio’s John and Ken, the L.A. Slimes and some self-styled “true conservatives.” Oh yeah, we have a FReeper who supports hacking in the cause of “social justice” and a “necessary means to an end.”

Meet txnuke.


12 posted on 08/17/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: SmithL

Troll Advisory! 8-]


13 posted on 08/17/2011 1:13:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Glenn

No, I’m saying that turning off the “boost” for a cell phone signal is not an abridgment of your right to free speech, which is what these Anonymous jerks are claiming, which is what the ACLU was threatening to sue over, and what the FCC was planning to investigate BART for doing, all claiming that BART was denying the protesters’ right to free speech.


14 posted on 08/17/2011 1:20:57 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Right Cal Gal

I pay my bill and somebody better not shut down the service because of a potential mob threat. Cell phones cause mob violence just like guns kill people.


15 posted on 08/17/2011 1:24:51 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

They didn’t shut down anyone’s service. They simply deactivated the wires that BOOST the service through the underground station and the tunnels, which has only been in place for about two years. BART is under no obligation to boost your cellular signal and did it strictly as a courtesy to allow its passengers to use wireless and cellular devices in the underground stations and the Transbay Tube. They didn’t jam the signal or order cellular companies to shut off service.


16 posted on 08/17/2011 1:30:26 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: goodwithagun

They didn’t shut down anyone’s service. They simply deactivated the wires that BOOST the service through the underground station and the tunnels, which has only been in place for about two years. BART is under no obligation to boost your cellular signal and did it strictly as a courtesy to allow its passengers to use wireless and cellular devices in the underground stations and the Transbay Tube. They didn’t jam the signal or order cellular companies to shut off service.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 1:30:40 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: starlifter

Don’t worry. My new meds have helped me to quit my hobby of burying bodies under the house.

Well, it’s also hot here this time of year and the smell can get kinda tough to deal with, especially when I’m cooking.

Hey, I backed up my first post when I realized I had forgotten to say that I was joking.

You should try decaf.


18 posted on 08/17/2011 1:30:54 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Right Cal Gal
They didn’t shut down anyone’s service. They simply deactivated the wires that BOOST the service through the underground station and the tunnels... They didn’t jam the signal or order cellular companies to shut off service.

Sophism.

19 posted on 08/17/2011 2:19:33 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: SmithL

what’s the problem?

they pushed the family information for the seals that took out bin laden... without regard for their safety. now I’m supposed to be worried about this?

oh yea... union worker... got it


20 posted on 08/17/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Gator113
And you honestly wonder why nobody loves these skinhead, 'roided, bloused-booted badge heavy corrupt thugs.

These slugs are the Sheriff of Nottingham's henchmen. Right down to having to wear armor 24/7/365. Is it because it's good for their posture? Cops have used up all their "good guy" points. No one smiles when the cops approach, anymore. Who likes bullies?

21 posted on 08/17/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: La Enchiladita; Jim Robinson
Oh yeah, we have a FReeper who supports hacking in the cause of “social justice” and a “necessary means to an end.” Meet txnuke.

La Enchiladita:

You did not reply to my friendly and lengthy public note to you, which I wrote in reply to your accusation that I was a "concern troll" with friends in the group "Anonymous".

hehehe, why not?

I mean if you don't want to correspond, then okay... But then you want to call me out on another thread, taking my comments out of context? What gives? Did I hurt your feelings or something? Cuz you are way off base.

I grappled (I'm still grappling) with an issue that you obviously see as black and white. If having it all sewn up and resolved makes you so much better than me, then maybe you should try to generate more light than heat.

Here are some of the issues in this complex societal problem: the rule of law (which I hold in high regard), widespread corruption in government and law enforcement, powerlessness of individuals and often of groups of law-abiding citizens, civil disobedience, anonymity and mob mentality on the internet, technology and the "global village", etc, etc. Also, they have attacked oppressive governments as well as greedy corporations. And they attacked organizations for shutting down wikileaks. I had a REAL problem with "Anonymous" doing that. I think it was positively un-American. But I don't even know if anyone in their group is American.

You did not seem to think it necessary to quote me when I said the hackers are of "questionable character" and "criminal". Hmm?

Anyway, I am glad for you that you have it all figured out. Perhaps your disdain for me is because I am still thinking about it? Do you figure I am "slow" because I have not arrived at firm strong conclusions on this topic? In my opinion, you may have betrayed your arrogance and hardening of the attitudes by the way you misrepresent me and quote me out of context.

Here are the (more complete) excerpts in which I used the phrases you quoted:

Not sure why I care to discuss this particular topic. I am no crusader. In fact, politically rather apathetic. I guess one of the reasons I am apathetic is because I feel powerless. And so this group seems to have some influence on society / events / public relations that the average citizen does not. So it intrigues me that there may come a day when more individuals and/or groups have a greater impact. Although in this case, they seem to be of questionable character, and proceeding at great risk to their personal liberties. Every criminal thinks they are getting away with something.... most of them think that right up until the moment they get caught.

[in the context of Stuxnet, the virus which destroyed nuclear weapon development centrifuges in Iran]: I guess I thought I would sweeten the pot / expand the scope and make even ~more~ complicated the questions of ethics, anonymity, hacking for social justice and the role of technology in our worldwide village. LOL

[And in reply to the charge --accurate charge-- that "Anonymous" is breaking the law to accomplish their ends, I said:]

I just wonder in this day and age when so much of the liberal leadership in the US operates on the assumption that the end justifies the means, why fighting fair has to always be the best way to respond?
[signed]
Frustrated.

Yeah you got me to react again. Guess you are good at yanking my chain. Have a nice day.

By the way, I have posted my profile in good faith on this website and if you direct people to it in a libelous and deceptive way, I consider it an attack on ME, a REAL PERSON, not an online persona. And I so I am inluding JimRob as a recipient of this post. Stop that nonsense, please.

22 posted on 08/17/2011 2:58:53 PM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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To: Gator113

I’d like to see BART re-hire Johannes Mehserle and give him another taser.


23 posted on 08/17/2011 3:07:26 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

That would work. LOL


24 posted on 08/17/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: txnuke

Oh gee, and you’re also a weenie... pinging JR.
For shame....


25 posted on 08/17/2011 5:17:07 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Heh. Thanks.

Weenie = American food.

La Enchiladita = Patio TV dinner?

The depth and complexity of your reply to what I wrote (and the total failure to address a real issue) is the main thing prompting my comparison. No natural ingredients: thaw, microwave and throw it at the screen. You win LOL.

26 posted on 08/17/2011 7:11:18 PM PDT by txnuke (Obama votes "PRES__ENT" because he has no ID.)
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