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Idea from Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders

Title

Ransomware Bricks SF Muni

Summary

Over the weekend, the San Francisco Municipal Railway was comprehensively hacked. Its fare terminals were attacked by hard-drive encryption ransomware, meaning that they could no longer accept fares, and that commuters were able to ride for free. Although the Muni appears to have un-bricked their fare terminals without paying a ransom, this action sends a dark message about the ease with which ransomware empowers hackers to damage critical infrastructure.

Author

Andrew Sanders

Links

  • http://gizmodo.com/it-looks-like-the-san-fransisco-muni-hack-was-worse-tha-1789443579