Again, Anonymous proves that IT does not have it covered. Announcing an attack, and then successfully executing, is a demonstration of the power hackers have. This time a political move over blocking cell phone coverage on the train, Anonymous posts customer lists with associated information of those traveling on BART.
The real problem here is in BART’s approach to security, not Anonymous and their agenda. Who is responsible for BART’s security strategy? Are people mad at Anonymous, or those watching over BART’s data. If Anonymous didn’t exist, it would be someone else. It’s a wrong mindset to think cybercriminals should go away – because they won’t.
© 2011, David Stelzl