Published On: Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017

Hackers Demand a Single Bitcoin in Ransomware Attack

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Computer hackers target the Sacramento Regional Transit system and demand a whopping ransom of a single Bitcoin.
There have been quite a few major stories concerning technology in 2017, such as the meteoric rise in the value of Bitcoin. Another huge feature of the past year has been the sheer number of ransomware attacks by hackers. Now the Sacramento Regional Transit system is the latest victim, but it appears that the hackers responsible don’t need much cash as they are only asking for a single Bitcoin in ransom.

It’s a Trap!
Hackers targeted the Sacramento Regional Transit system over the weekend, announcing their presence by defacing the agency’s website with a note that read:
I’m sorry to modify the home page, i’m good hacker, i I just want to help you fix these vulnerability. This is one of the loopholes, modify the home page …
However, the message was a trap. When techs made the decision to see if any damage had been done by going into the system, they activated the hacking attack that deleted 30 million files. The files erased were for internal operations of the Sacramento Regional Transit system, …

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