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Washington, D.C., transit cybersecurity comes under Senate scrutiny

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

After San Francisco transit was temporarily crippled by a ransomware attack in late 2016, Sen. Mark Warner is worried that Washington, D.C.'s transit authority is a high-value target whose defenses have to be kept up to date.

San Francisco transit hacker fails to extort victim, gets doxxed instead

by Chris Bing

After three days without payment, an unnerved hacker that infected computer systems with ransomware operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency threatened to leak 30GB worth of sensitive data late Monday night. SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose is calling the hacker’s latest threat a bluff.