BART Was Just Hacked Again, This Time In Anonymous' Name Update: It Was a Single French Girl

Someone is keen on continuing Anonymous' crusade against BART in the wake of the agency's cell phone blockage debacle last week. This new hack broke into the BARTpoa website, and exposes the personal data of 102 BART police officers. Updated.

Interestingly, Anon lays no claim to the hack, stating on Twitter that "some random Joe" released the police's information. The release includes names, addresses, email addresses, and passwords. Of course, this can only help their cause. [Pastebin via SFWeekly]

Update: As it turns out, a single French girl is claiming responsibility for today's hack. And it was easy, this being her first hack ever. Going by the AIM handle "Lamaline_5mg," she told SFWeekly that BART had zero security in place to stop her. All she had to do was write a script and break through a single gaping hole in their site.

Lamaline likened BART's action's to that of Egypt's during the Tahrir protests earlier this year. While it should be said that the Bay Area Transit police isn't quite an autocratic regime bent on quelling any and all opposition, the parallel reactions to the Egyptian protests and those that followed Charles Blair Hill's death last month can't be ignored either. But the world is clearly watching. [SFWeekly]