7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

San Francisco’s light rail system was held hostage by hackers

(Source: Washington Post, November 28, 2016)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was hit with malware that held its computer systems hostage on Friday and caused problems over the weekend as attackers reportedly sought a ransom to release their digital grip on the system. SFMTA said transit services were not affected by the attack. But fare machines inside the stations were lit up with “OUT OF SERVICE” messages over the weekend, according to the San Francisco Examiner, which was among the first outlets to report on the incident. And trains kept running — with passengers getting a free ride, the SFGate reported.

Full story: Washington Post

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

“It’s unethical:” 200 Union Pacific workers given two days notice before KC’s Neff Yard closed
“A loss of identity:” Union Pacific employees in Kansas City angered, saddened by layoffs
Regulations prompt freight rail sector to address cybersecurity
STB’s cost of capital dilemma
After 30 days, UAW-GM talks suddenly face a deadline
Amtrak, NJ Transit start big upgrades at four stations on Northeast Corridor
LIRR to replace East Hampton rail bridges
OmniTRAX involved in hub project in Georgia that will include rail, yard construction
RRB Q&A: Railroad Retirement annuities and pensions from work not covered by Railroad Retirement or Social Security
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines