28 Nov '16, 2pm

#SanFrancisco Railway' Fare System #Hacked for 100 #Bitcoin Ransom

#SanFrancisco Railway' Fare System #Hacked for 100 #Bitcoin Ransom

On Friday 25th, a report emerged that the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) couldn’t operate because its fare system, which is entirely computerized, got targeted with a cyber attack. The attack occurred in the afternoon after which the ticket machines at the Railways showed these signs: “Out of Service” and “Metro Free.” Out of service sign on one of the MUNI machines. Also Read: Scammers Using Images on Facebook Messenger to Drop Locky Ransomware Whereas, the computer screen installed at MUNI stations showed this message: “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted. Contact For Key ([email protected])ID:681 ,Enter.” Ransome note left by the attacker. These signs kept displaying until Saturday. Obviously, it became a serious nuisance for riders of MUNI. The department got a hint of the attack on the same day. According to a spokesman from MUNI, Paul Rose, the agency was aware...

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