‘Anonymous’ takes down Texan RFID-tracking school
Hacktivists toying with school district’s site
Activist group Anonymous, or persons using its insignia and name, claim to have taken down the website of the US schools that have made it compulsory for students to wear RFID tags.
Andrea Hernandez, a sophomore student at the John Jay High School's Science and Engineering Academy in San Antonio, last week refused to wear the tags, arguing her rights to privacy and freedom of expression, along with her religious beliefs, meant she did not want to wear the tracking devices.
The Northside Independent School District in the Texan city of San Antonio, which operates John Jay’s High School, has since found its website at www.nsid.net won’t work.
A Twitter account named “@RemainSilentz” https://twitter.com/RemainSilentz, (Profile: “Governments breach ALL privacy laws, put a stop to it, and act fast. Owner of Remain.”) has issued a Tweet stating “DOWN AND OUT - Boom, track my ass like you track children you pervs” and later confirmed what he or she was really saying is that the School District’s site is down.
At the time of writing, the site is inaccessible from Vulture South.