Dublin’s Luas tram system threatened with private data leak

Hackers have threatened Dublin’s tram system Luas with the leak of private data should the company fail to pay a ransom in Bitcoin.

On Thursday, the tram service provider, operational in Ireland, informed customers of the security incident in a message posted to Twitter, saying that the website was “compromised” and a “malicious message was put on the home page,” viewable to early visitors visiting the domain to look up routes and find information relating to the service.

Earlier on in the day, Luas had asked customers not to visit the website due to an “ongoing issue.” Physical services are running as normal; however, at the time of writing, the Luas website is offline.

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Source: ZDNet