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Cyberattack hits SF Muni and A Blast from the Past: Nokia is Back!

December 02, 2016

Courtesy of Gizmodo

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San Francisco Muni Cyberattack Hits the Streets

Last Saturday, the San Francisco Muni transportation system was attacked by a hacker who identifies himself as Nick Maxwell. The attack gave riders free rides and demanded 100 Bitcoin (~$74,000) from hackers. The hackers claimed to have compromised computers in the Muni network that would affect all agency functions such as payroll, email, and real-time bus locations. It appears Maxwell had been hacked himself, “revealing details about other victims as well as tantalizing clues about his identity and location,” wrote KrebsonSecurity.

The hack leaves many worried for future potential attacks on large-scale transit systems such as Muni. Krebs recommends companies and individuals to back up files, keep them offline, and keep software up to date with the most recent patches.

Blast from the Past: Nokia is Back!

Nokia’s new owners, HMD Global Oy and Nokia announced that they have finalized a 10-year licensing deal together. The new Nokia that is to be released is reminiscent to the old Nokia. HMD CEO (and former Nokia Vice President) Arto Nummela notes that the plan was to “deliver on the quality and designs that the Nokia brand has always been known for.” More on Vanguard.

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