August 14th, 2011
05:03 PM ET

Hackers target San Francisco's rapid transit system

Members of a well-known hacking group - according to a statement and Twitter messages - took credit Sunday for an online attack targeting San Francisco's embattled transit system.

This is in response to the system's decision to cut off cellphone signals at "select" subway stations in response to a planned protest last week.

On Sunday afternoon, a link off BART's website to myBART.org apparently had been hacked. It showed a page featuring, among other items, the Anonymous logo - a smirking mask above two crossed swords, all on a black background.

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  1. Jack

    I wish Anonymous would have shut Bart's website down. I think that Bart did was far more dangerous than anything that could have occurred. And given their record of killing people seems to me that they are now more conccerned with hiding their action rather than correcting them. They made an eviroment where no one could call for help, report any problems or medical emergencies. Thats some Iran Gotvernment or Third world country tactics.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Don

    How is BART turning off cell phones any different than what was done in Egypt and other places? Americans screamed at their leaders for taking away the right to communicate, protest and cause insurrection and destruction. So it's ok to do it here in the USA and not in all other countries? Let's not be so damn overcritical of other nations and leaders that did what they thought was needed to avoid destruction of their society.

    August 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jack Durst

    They're violating people's civil right to free assembley in San Fransisco RIGHT NOW ... Twitter says the square is choked with news trucks, but I havn't seen ANY coverage of the protest on CNN. If the citizens of Iran took over the metro trains I bet you'd cover it, why don't you show us what's REALLY going on.

    August 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Broski

    They did not take away freedom of speech. They took your ability to use an electronic device. Nothing wrong with that.

    August 16, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
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