Anonymous hacks BART, creating even more innocent victims

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    Guido has been busy despite arrests.

    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/15/anonymous-hacks-bart-creating-even-more-innocent-victims/
     
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    Another proof, that it is just a group of kids, who wants popularity, but who does not care about others at all, just like when they hacked Blackberry for doing a good thing.
     
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    Who is hurting the innocent? Anonymous or BART by shutting down cell phone service in several BART subway stations thereby disconnecting parents from their children and aged sick parents home alone, doctors from emergency calls,.............as an official government agency interfering with the rights of all in the USA to organize political protests under their rights of free speech, freedom of assembly and association.?
     
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    ^They could have chosen to release the BART customer database info only partially.
    Listing customers' names is one thing (and would have proven their 'hack'), @dresses and pw's and such is another.
    Finesse is not one of 'their' strong points, neither is gaining support among the silent majority, due to this rigidness.
    If their objective isn't to try to get people to see their pov, you've got to wonder what it is...
    Releasing info this way, will only aggravate the large majority as they see themselves as a potential victim also.
    Not as a 'BART victim' but a 'Guido victim'.
     
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    ^This. I keep pointing this out, they're only causing far more trouble for themselves, and it's very hard to get behind people who are supposedly looking out for you, but dragging you right into the middle of it. They're acting just like the governments they supposedly oppose. I shudder to think about what's going to happen if the Facebook attack goes down and is successful.
     
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    Well, let's see here, grabbing up and posting names, email addresses, phone numbers and other such personal info that anyone can get to and cause all manner of problems for...is that a good definition of hurting for you? What BART did was horrid, and I'm afraid, what with the flash mob issues we're seeing here in the U.S, the ongoing London troubles, and so on, that this won't be the last time the government does this. However, posting up the personal info of thousands of people won't change what happened..it'll actually make it worse.

    Attack the "evil-doers", you might cause change. Purposefully cause collateral damage, and the "evil-doers" will cause more harm in the name of security. And, the population is more likely to get behind such measures, as, now, Anon and company, by releasing such data, are seen as the real evil. See how quickly that changes things? You can't fight for the rights of people by violating those rights.
     
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    I really don't understand how this helps anyone.

    Anonymous is just as evil as the corporations/organizations/governments it targets. You can see it right here: as long as it gives you lulz, you can do anything. No, you can't. Some things are wrong, and breaking personal privacy of ordinary people is one of these things.

    And really. I don't know exactly what BART is, but if it's just a company which controls public transports, I don't see it as very evil, even when it does restrict some cell phone functions. You just can't let the angry mob do what they want.
     
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    Shutting down cell towers for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System means shutting down cell towers for the community that lives near those towers. BART is mostly an above ground transit system, what affects the train affects the community.

    Why not. England did.
     
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    BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory - Christian Science Monitor
     
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