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NCS 8/15/11

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The hacking group Anonymous apparently hoped to stop the BART Transit System in its tracks.  According to a statement and Twitter messages, the group claimed responsibility for the Sunday online attack of the San Francisco transit system.  The system apparently went down from noon to six pm yesterday.  Members of Anonymous say the attack was for the system’s decision to cut off cellphone signals at certain subway stations because of planned protests last week. 

Law officers are on the lookout for a cyber attack.  The hacking group, Anonymous sent a letter to the Fullerton Police Department letting them know the group planned to avenge the death of a 37-year old homeless man.  Anonymous reportedly said in the letter saying that the group plans to show the police department’s information technology the same mercy that was show to Kelly Thomas.

As college students head back to school, they might be surprised to know that they could be easy targets.  According to one identity theft attorney report, college students are at higher risk for identity theft. 

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