Anonymous Hacked US Cell Phone ProviderAdded: Monday, August 22nd, 2011
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The story, which started as a group of people willing to protest, has somehow turned into all out war over censorship. After Anonymous made some threats, they appear to make good on them, since BART was soon targeted.
The story involving US subway cell phone service provider BART and censorship started with the death of a knife-wielding by the police gun fire. This event inspired the desire of some people to protest at one of the San Francisco subway stations. However, once BART knew about the potential protest, the company simply cut all cell phone services at 4 subway stations in order to avert the protest.
The news about this turn of event spread like wildfire. Unsurprisingly, it caused outrage amongst many, including the ACLU and the EFF. One of the hacker groups, Anonymous, joined a fierce debate over censorship and safety and promised to “remove” the company from the web in retaliation against what can be clearly called censorship. Although the hacktivists only threatened to take the site offline for six hours, it now appears that the database of the website was also compromised and later dumped for all to view.
Anonymous issued the statement when dumping the database, saying that US citizens would not tolerate oppression from the government and its bodies and agencies. As for BART, it has proved many times it exploited and abused the people. Hackers claim that it is displayed by the recent killings by BART police that made killings acceptable while using non-lethal weapons in the incidents. The next step was taken when the police violated the human right of everyone to assembly and prevented other people from using emergency services, as all the cell phone signals were block in a controversial attempt to stop a protest against the police murders. Finally, BART set up their official website to store their members’ data virtually insecure. Indeed, the information, including passwords, wasn’t encrypted and stored in such way that it could be easily obtainable by everyone having an Internet connection. In other words, all this shows how BART cares about the people of the United States.
Anonymous reminded the government that if it was becoming tyrannical and oppressive,
its people would be responding and fight with protests, riots, and in this case – hacking. In the meantime, hacker group brought their apologies to any citizen having their data published because of BART failing to secure it.
August 22nd,2011Posted by:
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
|You know, these guys apologize for leaked information, but you know if the just let people TAKE care of their own problems, we wouldn't see shit like this happening. Not that I don't support what their doing, it's just how they're doing it is what I don't agree with.|
|posted by (2011-08-22 20:03:39)|
|TODAY, Anonymous is promising more of the same, planning a protest for 5 p.m. at Civic Center Station - the same time and place as last week's demonstration.|
|posted by (2011-08-22 20:38:37)|
|as much as i support these groups,|
there is one drawback! people in the USA just don't care. we are a nation of lazies that have got a sense of entitlement and the illusion of grandeur, once the USA was a great country but greed has turned us into a Chinese outlet.
no suprise when our government behaves like the Chinese and starts to tell us what we are allowed to question. most people don't even know what the war on terror has cost them in personal freedom and have also no interest.sad but trough, if somebody in an Alabama hick-town of 200 has been frighted to believe he could be a target of some terrorist should that not let us think what sort of propaganda the government is running?
the reasons why our freedom is restricted and why we need groups like these is because our governments have become such liars and our politicians know that there will be a tremendous backlash if we know the truth that these people would loose their hold on the gravy train. democracy can only be oppressive if the people are to lazy to think and that is the case in the USA. blinded by greed with the head in the sand of two party politics. lets be honest none of them are worth a cent. A great country is not measured on the greed of its people but on the freedom of its people. where has the freedom gone in the USA?
|posted by (2011-08-22 20:58:45)|
|@ pjth. Couldn't have put it better myself except that it's not confined to the USA but the whole of the western world. The idiots who went on the rampage in the UK don't exactly know why they did, but I suspect it's the deep down knowing that they're pi$$ed off with the situation but not realsing why. Thanks once again Sam.|
|im from the US.and yes this country has got lazy ,yes this country is turning toward the same way Hilter did his people ,yes this country is trying to run censorship on all it's people trying to tell people what to look at on the net for myself i think there should be more hacks on things in the US.|
|group Anonymous rules................................free to all info 4 the ppl|
|posted by (2011-08-23 13:38:12)|
|hmm just like this one |
|I will laugh my ass off when anon starts hacking the news media|
|posted by (2011-08-24 22:11:59)|
|@ 6 i agree anonyomous doin what they got 2 to|
we poor people fed up wish they hack bermuda gov. pure corruptions
i give BIG props to anon good stuff fellas exposed dem all ; )
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