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Ransomware locks up San Francisco public transportation ticket machines - Ars Technica

Black Friday was a dark day for San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency, as an apparent crypto-ransomware infection spread across the Muni system's networks, taking down ticketing for Muni's train stations and systems used to manage the city's ...and more »

Ransomware attack on San Francisco public transit gives everyone a free ride - The Guardian

Above ground it was business as usual but San Fransisco's Municipal Transport Agency fell victim to ransomware on Friday. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/REUTERS. Hackers have managed to infect and take over more than 2,000 computers used to operate San ...and more »

Ransomware Crooks Demand $70000 After Hacking San Francisco Transport System -- UPDATED - Forbes

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Who's Next, After San Francisco's Public Transit System Got Hacked? - NBCNews.com

When you think of cyber attacks, the last place you think of may be the ticket booth at the subway station. Despite this, our infrastructure is still incredibly vulnerable, according to experts. And the threat is real — spanning from hospitals and ...and more »

Ransomware attack hit San Francisco train system - USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — A ransomware attack took ticket machines for San Francisco's light rail transit system offline all day Saturday during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, but rather than shutting down, the agency decided instead to let ...and more »

San Francisco Rail System Hacker Hacked - Krebs on Security

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hit with a ransomware attack on Friday, causing fare station terminals to carry the message, “You are Hacked. ALL Data Encrypted.” Turns out, the miscreant behind this extortion attempt got ...and more »

Passengers ride free on SF Muni subway after ransomware infects network, demands $73k - The Register

Updated Hard-drive-scrambling ransomware infected hundreds of computers at San Francisco's public transit agency on Friday and demanded 100 bitcoins to unlock data, The Register has learned. Ticket machines were shut down and passengers were allowed to ...and more »

San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back - TechCrunch

Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco's Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene. According to security reporter Brian Krebs, a separate ...and more »

Hackers are holding San Francisco's light-rail system for ransom - The Verge

San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system's computer systems were apparently hacked. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the MUNI system had been attacked on Friday afternoon. MUNI riders were ...and more »

SF's Transit Hack Could've Been Way Worse—And Cities Must Prepare - WIRED

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 ...and more »