Anonymous Hacked BART, Released 2,001 Personal Addresses

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Members of Anonymous decided the best way to get revenge against the Bay Area Rapid Transit System for trying to cut cell service was to do what they do best: hack their website. Members of the group hacked the website myBART.com on Sunday and gained access to over 2,000 email addresses, contact information, and addresses, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The main BART website remained intact, but the myBART website was the main source of the trouble. The myBART website is used to deliver information about deals or track times to its user base, and Anonymous broke in and modified the site to show their flag, before it was eventually taken down. The hackers also took the information of 2,001 people and posted everything on Paste Bin. The website for myBART was quickly taken down after the attack, and replaced by a generic "There is no website here - under construction!" page. The website for a state anti-drunk driving program, California Avoid, still had an Anonymous-themed slide show displayed at midnight Sunday evening.

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