The hacker who hacked San Francisco mass transit got hacked himself

Kif Leswing : sfgate – excerpt (includes video)

Over the weekend, San Francisco’s Muni system got hacked with ransomware.

Someone got into Muni’s computer system and threatened to lock its administrators out until they paid 100 bitcoin, or about $73,000.

Muni had to make all rides free on Saturday, although most systems are now back in working order.

But in a stroke of irony, it turns out the person who hacked Muni ended up getting hacked himself, Brian Krebs reported on Tuesday morning…(more)



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