Hacker Erases 30 Million Files From CA Transit System… Took Over Computers, Demanded Ransom

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — 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.



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