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Malware targeting San Francisco transit may have been in wild at least 2 months, research shows

30/11/2016

By Jef Poskanzer, with comments from Israel Levy, BUFFERZONE CEO. Read the article in cyberscoop.

Ransomware used in a cyberattack that was disclosed over the weekend against San Francisco’s transit agency may be the mutated offspring of an older variant discovered by researchers in September, experts tell CyberScoop.

Morphus Labs, a Brazilian cybersecurity firm that sells both offensive and defensive software products, linked a previous incident to a hacker by the same pseudonym, Andy Saolis. The attack against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hit servers that were reportedly running on Windows 2000, an end-of-life product that is no longer officially supported by Microsoft.

Read the full article in cyberscoop.