Cyber attack at New York Metropolitan Transit Authority

Exploit: Nation-State hacking
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (M.T.A.): Regional Transport Operat


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 confirmed as compromised in this incident although some sources are reporting that human resources data is in the mix.

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.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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