Sacramento: Hacker interferes in transit system, mass-deletes files, demands ransom

Sacramento: Hacker interferes in transit system, mass-deletes files, demands ransom

[Ed. – Tell me again why it’s too hard to stop, and we should sit by and let self-driving cars become the norm?]

Sacramento Regional Transit is the one being taken for a ride on this night, by a computer hacker.

That hacker forced RT to halt its operating systems that take credit card payments, and assigns buses and trains to their routes. …

“We actually had the hackers get into our system, and systematically start erasing programs and data,” Deputy General Manager Mark Lonergan. …

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