Toronto public transportation system reports ransomware attack

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) — which runs the city’s public transportation system — reported a ransomware attack this weekend that forced conductors to use radio, crippled the organization’s email system and made schedule information on platforms and apps unavailable.

In a statement on Friday, the TTC said it confirmed it was the victim of a ransomware attack after its IT staff “detected unusual network activity and began investigating.”

“Impact was minimal until midday Friday, October 29, when hackers broadened their strike on network servers. The incident did not cause significant service disruptions and there is no risk to employee or customers safety,” the TTC said.

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Source: ZDNet