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Hacking public infrastructure


Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

Assemblymember Marie Waldron

AD-75 (R)

Last week, Cyber-criminal hackers attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit system (SacRT), erasing computer programs that affected internal operations, including computers that assign bus routes throughout the Sacramento region. More harm was threatened if SacRT failed to meet a ransom demand.

The ransom message was sent via Facebook demanding a bitcoin payment, with a value above $8,000, immediately. SacRT officials determined that no data was stolen and steps are underway to secure the system. Transit services were not impacted.

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