The MTA systems appear to possess been attacked on two days within the second week of April and continued a minimum of until April 20, the days reported. Hackers gained to systems employed by ny City Transit — which oversees the subway and buses — and also the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, consistent with the MTA document, the newspaper said.
ackers infiltrated computer systems for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in ny , setting off a scramble to counter a potentially crippling cyberattack against North America’s largest transit system, MTA officials confirmed on Wednesday.
The officials said during a statement that that agency received an alert from the FBI and other federal agencies saying three of its 18 computer systems were put in danger .
The MTA insisted that it quickly pack up the attack. It said a follow-up forensic analysis also found that no sensitive information was stolen which rail service for many riders every day and other operations were never compromised or disrupted.
“Importantly, the MTA’s existing multi-layered security systems worked as designed, preventing spread of the attack and that we still strengthen these comprehensive systems and remain vigilant as cyberattacks are a growing global threat,” said Rafail Portnoy, the MTA’s chief technology officer.
The cyberattack was first reported on Wednesday by The ny Times, citing an indoor document that wasn’t made public. it had been suspected that the breach had links to China, consistent with the days .
A statement from the MTA didn’t mention China. There was no immediate response to requests for comment from the Department of Homeland Security , which is investigating the case.