The hacking group known as “Anonymous” released the personal information of over 2,000 public transportation customers throughout the San Francisco area. This was supposedly done in retaliation for the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) shutting down mobile services on Thursday night.
The personal data originated from myBART.org and consisted of full names, telephones numbers, addresses and user names of riders using the site to manage their account. As of today, users who clicked to the site were given a blank screen and a message saying the site was down for renovation. This attack comes following BART’s decision to terminate cellular service to nearly a million commuters late Thursday evening. The agency says they got word that passengers were planning a disturbance of sort, and that their decision was made for the safety of passengers.