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Someone Hacked the MTA

Someone Hacked the MTA

Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) In late April, officials with the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered that someone had penetrated several of the agency’s computer systems, exploiting a zero day vulnerability in the network’s VPN service as a way to get its foot in the door. Advertisement The transportation agency, which is responsible …

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Hacked Florida Water Plant Reportedly Had No Firewall and Poor Password Security

Hacked Florida Water Plant Reportedly Had No Firewall and Poor Password Security

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) The water plant in Oldsmar, Fla. targeted by a hacker in a horrifying cyberattack last week is said to have exhibited very weak IT security practices. Recent updates from government authorities claim the facility did not have some basic network protections—including a firewall. In case you missed it, a hacker …

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