San Francisco transit hack hints at possible attacks to come


The start of this news story reads like a typical vaguely futuristic plot from a movie that isn’t hard to imagine coming to a theater near you. 

First, a hacker breaks into the fare system of the San Francisco Municipal Railway on Friday. Unable to immediately regain control of the system, railway officials allow free rides until further notice. Then the hacker demands a ransom to stop the attack, but officials release a statement on Sunday saying the situation is “contained,” and things are soon mostly back to normal. 

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