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Public transport ticketing system hit by cyber attack in US

Public transportation authority says transit service is unaffected and there is no impact to safe operation of buses and subway trains

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Public transport ticketing system hit by cyber attack in US

The Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was victim of a ransomware attack that disrupted some its internal computer systems including email.

However, the public transportation authority said the transit service was unaffected and there were no impacts to the safe operation of buses and subway trains.

Neither customer privacy nor transaction information were compromised, Xinhua news reported on Tuesday.

This is an ongoing attack that started on November 25, targeting the from which the hacker has demanded 100 Bitcoin, equivalent to about $73,000.

First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 09:54 IST
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