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On Sunday, hackers launched an attack against Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) website. The hacktivist group, "Anonymous", took control of mybart.org for approximately six hours, defacing their website and publishing the real names, emails, phone numbers, account names and passwords of 2,400 users. Interestingly, bart.gov itself was left untouched, however a few other municipal websites such as californiaavoid.org were not so lucky. Sunday's " Operation: BART " cyber attack was prompted by BART's controversial decision to black-out cellular service along their transit lines, an act intended to prevent an anticipated protest from materializing last Thursday. The protest itself was a response against a recent BART police shooting.
One of the world's best-known computer hackers has suffered the indignity of having his own website hacked. For the second time in as many weeks, online vandals have broken into the site of Kevin Mitnick's new security consulting company, Defensive Thinking. The latest breach was by a hacker in Texas, who said he wanted to be hired as Mitnick's security officer. "The consequence of the attack was insignificant to us, but could have been worse if the person had real malicious intent," said Mitnick in a posting on his site. In the earlier breach, a hacker calling themselves Bugbear simply added a page to the website saying; "welcome back to freedom mr.kevin ;)". In both instances, the hackers took advantage of a flaw in Microsoft's popular Internet Information Server to break into the web server.
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