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Ransomware Bricks SF Muni
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.