San Francisco Transit Muni Hack Is a Grim Warning for Other Cities | WIRED

https://www.wired.com/2016/11/sfs-transit-hack-couldve-way-worse-cities-must-prepare/

THIS WEEKEND, SAN Francisco’s public transit riders got what seemed like a Black Friday surprise: The system wouldn’t take their money. Not that Muni’s bosses didn’t want to, or suddenly forgot about their agency’s budget shortfalls.

Nope—someone had attacked and locked the computer system through which riders pay their fares. Payment machines told riders, “You Hacked. ALL data encrypted,” and the culprit allegedly demanded a 100 Bitcoin ransom (about $73,000).

~ by Nick on November 28, 2016.