San Francisco Battles Public Transport Ransomware Outbreak (InfoRiskToday)

An analysis of how San Francisco is battling a ransomware outbreak that locked its light rail payment kiosks is one of the top stories featured in the latest ISMG Security Report.


In the Security Report, you’ll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):


  • The latest on the ransomware outbreak at Muni – the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency – which led to the agency allowing subway-goers to ride for free over the busy Thanksgiving weekend;

  • ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk detail the Australian government’s settlement with IBM over the meltdown of its online census site;

  • A preview of ISMG’s GovInfoSec Summit Asia in New Delhi by ISMG Principal Correspondent Varun Haran.


The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Nov. 18 and Nov. 22 reports, which respectively analyzed a new way to build secure, trustworthy IT systems, as well as burgeoning efforts to regulate the internet of things. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Dec. 2.


Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.

Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ November 29, 2016 at 11:45AM

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