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United States – New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.)

Exploit: Nation-State hacking

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.): Regional Transport Operator

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Risk to Business: 2.812= Moderate

Officials at NY M.T.A released information that their system had been the target of a cyberattack by a hacking group believed to have links to the Chinese government. According to the report, nation-state actors penetrated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s computer systems in April. The investigation has concluded and NY M.T.A. was able to confirm that no sensitive data or rider data was impacted.

Individual Impact: No sensitive personal or financial information has been declared compromised in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business Ransomware is evolving, meaning every incident stands a chance of containing an even harder to stop new variant that could do lasting damage.