San Francisco Railway Hackers Threaten to Release 30GB Worth of Company Information


Following two days of intruding on ticketing administration and free rides for travelers, the railroad’s station booths about-faced online on Sunday. After a day however, the programmers were all the while undermining to uncover 30 Gigabytes of stolen worker and client information, Fortune learned through a progression of email trades with the asserted assailants.

The gathering said that it would discharge the as far as anyone knows stolen data if the office neglected to alter its defenseless frameworks and pay an undisclosed entirety by Friday. The aggressors declined to send Fortune a specimen of the information for check, composing that “I indicate you later in the event that they don’t get in touch with us.”

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency did not instantly answer to Fortune’s ask for input about whether it wanted to make the installment or address the issue in some other way. Paul Rose, an office representative, has said that “there is a progressing examination and it wouldn’t be suitable to give extra subtle elements,” as indicated by the San Francisco Examiner, which initially reported the PC arrange blackout.

Beginning Friday evening, the ticketing machines of San Francisco’s railroad, referred to locally as Muni, read “You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted.” The message, reliable with a ransomware assault, encouraged individuals to contact the administrator of the email address for a key. The “key” referenced is an encryption apparatus that can scramble and unscramble information. Cybercriminals ordinarily utilize these keys in conjunction with phishing tricks to keep individuals out of their advanced documents, and to coerce them for recovered get to.

For this situation, the aggressors allegedly requested 100 Bitcoins, or generally $73,000, in payment, as indicated by the Examiner. In this way, the Bitcoin address being referred to has recorded three exchanges totaling an insignificant 0.002409 Bitcoin, or under $2. In light of a messaged request from Fortune, the programmer amass recognized itself as “Andy Saolis,” a nom de plume to various other ransomware episodes.