Democracy NOW! – Hacktivist Group “Anonymous” Defends Retaliatory Action Against BART

Posted: August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

SEE  #OPBART VIDEO HERE.

AUDIO REPORT HERE.

DEMOCRACY NOW–On Monday, officials with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) were forced to close four train stations during the evening rush hour as free speech advocates attempted to disrupt the evening commute.

The protest was called by the activist hacker group Anonymous in retaliation for BART’s decision to shut down cell phone and mobile-internet service at four stations last week in an effort to disrupt a protest over the shooting of a homeless man.

As part of its self-described “OpBART” campaign, Anonymous hacked into the BART website, myBart.org, and leaked the names, phone numbers and passwords of train passengers. We’re joined by a disguised Anonymous member who took part in “OpBART,” speaking under the pseudonym “X.” “We gave them a little taste of their own medicine,” X says.

“We’re information activists just trying to make our world a bit freer and a little better,” says X. On the question about the FBI investigation over the hack, X says, “I don’t want to get caught… I am literally running from coffeehouse to coffeehouse, from city to city, from state to state, to try to avoid this massive, multimillion-dollar manhunt that they’ve put out for Anonymous. And for what? What have we done, Amy? Point to one thing where we’ve hurt a single human being… BART…kills its innocent people… How dare they do this in the United States of America?”

 

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