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Hack means San Francisco travels for free

Hack means San Francisco travels for free
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By Catherine Hardy with EBU, RTV
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Commuters in the San Francisco Bay area were able to travel for free after hackers hit the network.

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Commuters in the San Francisco Bay area were able to travel for free after hackers hit the network.

A ransom demand of 100 Bitcoin – 70,000 US dollars or 66,000 euros, was made.

As a precaution, ticketing machines across the entire Bay Area Rapid Transport network were switched off.

Computers across the transport network were disabled. Screens displayed a message from the attackers.

The system has been restored by software engineers.

The BART service is used for more than 400,000 rides a day.

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