Last week, unknown attackers hacked the computer systems of the San Francisco’s Municipal railway giving riders a free ride all day on Saturday.
Last week, hackers crashed the computer system of the San Francisco’s Municipal railway, unknown attackers took offline the ticket kiosks offline and gave riders a free ride all day on Saturday, until Sunday morning.
Computers at the San Francisco Muni station computers displayed the message “You Hacked” on Saturday.
According to a spokesperson, the San Francisco’s Muni rail system “opened the fare gates as a precaution to minimize customer impact.”
According to San Francisco’s CBS affiliate, the system had been hacked for days.
Hackers also breached the Muni’s email system and rumors say employees weren’t sure if they would get paid this week.
“Meanwhile, riders will continue to find the metro gates open, and the system is not reading their payment cards. The fare gates were still wide open Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Embarcadero Station.” reported the San Francisco’s CBS affiliate.
“Ticket kiosks were also out of service.”
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, SFMTA, confirmed the cyber attack, but it confirmed that the incident has not affected any service.
A spokesperson with the transit agency tells KPIX 5 it is an ongoing investigation.
“There’s no impact to the transit service, but we have opened the fare gates as a precaution to minimize customer impact,” said Muni spokesperson Paul Rose. “Because this is an ongoing investigation it would not be appropriate to provide additional details at this point.”
“I think it is terrifying,” said one rider. “I really do I think if they can start doing this you know here, we’re not safe anywhere.”
“I was like, is this part of Black Friday deal, or something?” added another.
Sources confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but at the time I was writing the experts at the transit agency have no idea who is responsible for the cyber attack.
(Security Affairs – San Francisco’s Municipal railway systems, hacking)
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Source: Security Affairs @ November 27, 2016 at 11:54PM