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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 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 »

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

Criminals have been causing much grief with ransomware, whether knocking out businesses or entire hospitals with their infections. San Francisco's transport system is the latest to suffer. This weekend, previously-known PC ransomware found its way onto ...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 »

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 ...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 ...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 »

Muni Hackers Vow To Release 30GB Of Sensitive Data If Ransom Isn't Paid - Hoodline

The hackers behind the ransomware attack against Muni's computer network this past weekend are continuing to escalate their threats against San Francisco's transportation agency. Beyond controlling 2,112 of SFMTA computers, the hackers now claim to ...and more »

Hackers Make New Claim in San Francisco Transit Ransomware Attack - Threatpost

The San Francisco Municipal Transport Agency said by Sunday it had contained a ransomware attack that occurred Friday which impacted its internal computer and payment systems. The public transit system is facing new, unsubstantiated claims on Monday ...and more »

Alleged Muni 'hacker' demands $73000 ransom, some computers in stations restored - San Francisco Examiner

Computer systems at San Francisco's transit system, Muni, have been restored following a malware attack on Friday afternoon. Payment systems across the agency's subways read “OUT OF ORDER” in large red digital letters at Powell Station, Embarcadero ...and more »