San Francisco Subway Hackers Now Threaten to Publicly Dump Data

Joseph Cox for Motherboard:

Over the weekend, riders of San Francisco’s municipal transit system (Muni) were allowed to travel for free because hackers had infected subway computers with ransomware. According to CSO Online, the attackers have demanded some $73,000 worth of bitcoin.

Now, the hackers have made a new threat: the release of 30GB of databases and documents belonging to the San Francisco Muni, including contracts and employee data, if they don’t receive payment.

Update: According to SF Gate Muni fixed their systems and are back up running without even communicating with the attackers.