No one is claiming immediate responsibility for Wednesday’s hacking
of the BART Police Officers Association’s website and publicizing
personal information of union members who patrol the San Francisco
The hack exposed 100 names, addresses and passwords of union members.
The union represents officers who were the subject of several protests
following the July 3 shooting of a knife-wielding man. And BART — the
agency who union members police — received national attention in recent
days when it became the first government agency in the United States to
disable mobile-internet and phone service to quell a protest.
In retaliation for disabling the phone service, the hacking
collective Anonymous had hacked BART’s site days ago, and exposed
personal information of more than 2,000 riders. But nobody is claiming
direct responsibility for the latest hack, in which the union
information was posted on Pastebin earlier in the day.
“The leak today of BART officer data could be the work sanctioned by
those who truly support Anonymous, or agent provocateurs. Stay
skeptical,” the group tweeted.