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Hackers Post Personal Data on BART Cops

Anonymous tweets links to addresses, email accounts of 102 cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2011 1:15 AM CDT
Hackers Post Personal Data on BART Cops
Protesters stand in the door of a BART train at the Civic Center station last week.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(Newser) – In the latest battle between BART and police brutality protesters, hackers have posted addresses and emails of cops working the San Francisco transit system. "Leaked personal data, emails and passwords for 102 BART police officers," crowed a tweet by Anonymous. The post linked to a website listing addresses and personal email accounts with passwords. "Push the wrong buttons and we will exploit what needs to be released to the public," warned another message on Tumblr. A BART spokesman confirmed to ABC News that the info was authentic. The police officers union website where the information was obtained has been shut down.

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Protesters and BART have been at each other since transit cops shot to death a homeless man last month they say was threatening them with a knife. BART last week head off a planned protest by blocking cell phone signals that demonstrators counted on to help steer the protest. This is the second time Anonymous has hacked a site linked to BART. (Read more BART stories.)

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