San Francisco transit hack gets personal

Just days after a digital attack brought down payment systems at San Francisco’s MUNI rail system, the hacker responsible for the attack has threatened to release data on MUNI’s employees and customers if his ransom is not paid.

It’s like someone’s playing Watch Dogs 2 for real. Of all the cities for this to happen to San Francisco is probably the most embarrassing.

The hacker’s broken English message appears to read as they’re doing MUNI a favour in highlighting their woefully exposed system and is doing so for the small fee of only US$73k. Bargain.

It’s a new world.

Source: San Francisco transit hacker threatens to release data on customers and employees – The Verge