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18 August 2011, 15:14

BART Police Association site hacked - Anonymous not involved

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Padlock icon In a curious twist to the Anonymous protest over the turning off of cellphone access on BART, San Francisco's rapid transit system, during another protest the BART Police Officers Association site ( was hacked and details of police officers were leaked onto pastebin. The leak saw officer's user names, plain text passwords and addresses revealed.

This time though, and unlike the hacking of earlier in the week, Anonymous representatives on Twitter denied responsibility, pointing out that the nature of the organisation means that anyone can call themselves "Anonymous".

According to a report by San Francisco Weekly's Lauren Smiley, a hacker going by the name "Lamaline_5mg" and claiming to be a French woman, said she was responsible for the attack saying, "They had zero security". The attack was described as an SQL injection attack through a contact form on an ASP.NET-based site. Lamaline_5mg claims to have had no previous experience hacking and says all it took was "A one page PDF tutorial, and this google search: « inurl:.asp?»" to get them started.


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