| Thursday May 26th 2016

BART police officers website hacked, database released

BART website

Reports are circulating that databases containing BART police officer information from the website for The Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Officers’ Association site have been published. The bartpoa.com site is currently down. Who is responsible for the hack? Whoever ends up claiming credit, it’s complicated. What isn’t complicated: the notion that storing officers’ email passwords and home addreses in plain text on a public-facing network is dumb.

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