San Francisco Metro System Blackmailed for 100 Bitcoins by Ransomware Extortionists

On a 26th of November, the San Francisco Examiner reported the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hacked. Infected computers during Muni stations were reportedly downed by HDDCryptor ransomware, whose masters attempted to extract a hire for bitcoin. As a result, passengers got a giveaway float via a weekend as a group was forced to open adult a gates, given they were incompetent to routine transport payments.

Muni sheet machines, kiosks, worker laptops, email and printed services, payroll systems and SQL databases were compromised according to The Register. Out of a sum of 8.656 PCs and Macs on a agency’s network, a sum of 2,112 were compromised by a attack.

Typically, a appurtenance is putrescent with HDDCryptor ransomware whenever an worker incidentally opens a trapped executable, that can come in an email or a download. It took one infection for a ransomware to widespread via a network.

SFMTA’s computers showed a black shade with a message:

You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted. Contact For Key([email protected])ID:681 ,Enter.

Paul Rose, n SFMTA orator said: “There’s no impact to a movement service, though we have non-stop a transport gates as a prevision to minimize patron impact”

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