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San Francisco Metro System Hacked with Ransomware; Resulting in Free Rides

San Francisco Metro System Hacked with Ransomware; Resulting in Free Rides

November 28, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Nothing is immune to being hacked when hackers are motivated. The same proved by hackers on Friday, when more than 2,000 computer systems at San Francisco's public transit agency were apparently got hacked. San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency, also known as MUNI, offered free rides on November 26th after MUNI station payment systems and schedule monitors got hacked by ransomware and station screens across the city started displaying a message that reads: " You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted. Contact For Key(cryptom27@yandex.com)ID:681 ,Enter. " According to the San Francisco Examiner, MUNI confirmed a Ransomware attack against the station fare systems, which caused them to shut down ticket kiosks and make rides free this weekend. As you can see, the above message delivered by the malware followed by an email address and ID number, which can then be used to arrange ransom payments. MUNI Spokesman Paul Rose said his agency was investigating the m
London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

London Railway System Passwords Exposed During TV Documentary

May 02, 2015Mohit Kumar
The Weakest Link In the Information Security Chain is still – Humans. And this news has ability to prove this fact Right. One of London's busiest railway stations has unwittingly exposed their system credentials during a BBC documentary. The sensitive credentials printed and attached to the top of a station controller's monitor were aired on Wednesday night on BBC. What could be even worse? If you think that the credentials might have been shown off in the documentary for a while or some seconds, then you are still unaware of the limit of their stupidity. The login credentials were visible for about 44 minute in the BBC documentary " Nick and Margaret: The Trouble with Our Trains " on Wednesday night, which featured Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford – the two business experts, both famous for their supporting role on The Apprentice. The documentary was available on the YouTube , but have now been removed due to security concerns. While
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