SFMTA recovers from security breach; investigations continue

SFMTA recovers from security breach; investigations continue

SFMTA recovers from security breach; investigations continue

According to a SFGate report, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has recovered from the computer hack which struck the transit service apparently on Saturday. However, investigations into the hack are still going on.

The report has revealed that the functioning of the SFMTA - which is called 'Muni' locally - is back to normal after the security breach, due to which ticket machines were taken off-line Friday evening and all day Saturday, leaving the San Francisco station fare gates open.

Going by the report, ticket machines went off-line following a message on the SFMTA on terminals and machines on Saturday, reading thus: "You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted." As a result of the hack, the SFMTA had to tape 'Out Of Service' notes to ticket machines.

Highlighting the fact that investigations into the security breach continued on Sunday, the SFGate report has cited SFMTA representative Paul Rose who has asserted that, as of now, there are no indications of the security breach having had any impact on customers.

Rose further added that "a full investigation" is being conducted by the SFMTA "to find out exactly what we are dealing with."