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Sacramento Regional Transit Systems Hit By Hacker (cbslocal.com) 35

Zorro shares a report from CBS Local: 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. The local transit agency alerted federal agents following an attack on their computers that riders may not have noticed Monday. "We actually had the hackers get into our system, and systematically start erasing programs and data," Deputy General Manager Mark Lonergan. Inside RT's headquarters, computer systems were taken down after the hacker deleted 30 million files. The hacker also demanded a ransom in bitcoin, and left a message on the RT website reading "I'm sorry to modify the home page, I'm good hacker, I just want to help you fix these vulnerability."
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  • But apparently not so good at English.
  • The hacker also demanded a ransom in bitcoin, and left a message on the RT website reading "I'm sorry to modify the home page, I'm good hacker, I just want to help you fix these vulnerability."

    "I'm good hacker...fix these vulnerability."

    His misuse of English is a pretty good indication of where he comes from.

    • Nigeria? or Russia? Got a girl claiming to be American who just lived awhile in Nigeria whose parents died and left a small fortune in an estate guarded by shady Nigerian lawyers who says she wants to be with me but not particularly interested yet in moving from Virginia to Indiana where I am under medical care who doesn't speak good English too. Actually my one Russian acquaintance seems to speak pretty good English.
    • >His misuse of English

      And disregard of logic. "I damaged your system, I am attempting to extort money from you, but I'm a good person doing this to help you".

      It sounds more like a stupid kid than an adult. Criminal either way, though.

    • He probably comes from Sacramento. We have plenty of semi-literate people, like most places on the planet... and many whose first language isn't English. We do have lots of Russians if that's what you're thinking, but they don't work for Putin.

  • Deletes 30 million files, demands ransom, claims to be "good" Right then!
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    Now it's getting real - real close to me... as John Oliver stated on N. Korea, it's not a problem until I am within range.

    Sac RT -- It's always nice and good to say --- free rides for the day.

    Ironically, how could someone be in "there" from "where" for so long? 30 million files... that's crazy.. who is not monitoring the resources meter on the servers and wondering.. where is all the processor commits coming from, and then say..

    oh muther wanker... unplug the power to the switch and server array...

    or in our

  • by tlambert ( 566799 ) on Wednesday November 22, 2017 @12:10AM (#55600891)

    Well, THERE'S your problem!

    "We actually had the hackers get into our system, and systematically start erasing programs and data,"

    You shouldn't have had the hackers do that. That's like having your car stolen to commit insurance fraud. Instead, don't have the hackers do anything to your system.

    P.S.: I had my house painted... when you "have/had" something done, it's something you solicited to be done.

  • erase systems that take credit card payments how dumb! no may your going down better to take some cash with you a few M is not bad for 5 years.

  • It's like what I told my neighbor with the unkempt lawn, "Let me help out - mow it or I'll tell your wife I saw you with another woman. You're welcome."

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