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Transit Cybersecurity
When demanding these ransoms, the criminal groups may offer to decrypt a certain number of
files for free to prove their " good
intentions. " They will also negotiate with victims on the price
of their extortion, if the victim
is unable to pay. However, even
with a reduction, they will still
demand a hefty sum. Generally
speaking, the hackers will try
to portray themselves as professional, business-like and reliable
to their victims. This might sound
strange, but it is simply part of
their strategy for getting paid.

High-Pressure Tactics

Ransomware gangs are motivated by one thing - money. If they
don't get it, they are going to put
more pressure on the victim.
The way they will do this is by
posting the victim's data on one of
the many " leak sites " these groups

now operate on the Dark Web. In
most cases, they won't post all of
the information right away. Instead,
they will post a small amount, perhaps up to 10 percent of the total
data, to show they mean business.
These leak sites take many different forms and range from eBaylike auction sites where buyers bid
on the stolen data to " news " and
" shaming " sites which give the information away for free.
With time ticking away and the
criminals threatening to double the
ransom if not paid in 48 hours, the
situation can be extremely difficult
to deal with if the agency has not
prepared a response plan for this
type of emergency and established
contacts with law enforcement and
outside professionals who can help.
The FBI has long discouraged
companies from paying ransoms
to hackers and public agencies
should never trust these groups

Ransomware gangs are
motivated by one thing - money.

-RANDY PARGMAN, Binary Defense

to keep their word, either to decrypt the network or erase the
stolen information. There is also
no guarantee that they won't hack
the organization again, now that
they know it will pay.

How to Mitigate
This New Threat

The best way to lower an agency's
risk is by developing a defensein-depth approach. This means
creating a layered cybersecurity
defense that anticipates all of the
associated threats (encryption
attack, data theft and data exposure), so that even if one part of
the security program fails, the
others will be able to pick up the
slack and limit the damage.

The Safety Vision IR Thermometer
is used to measure passengers'
temperature quickly and easily
as they board the bus or enter
the building. Scanning any part
of the face or hand, temperature
readings are displayed on the LED
screen, in addition to an audible
voice that states if the person's
temperature is within range

FEATURES INCLUDE:
Mobile or building application
Easy self install
Voice alarm
IR sensor
Temperature display
Meets CDC guidelines of 100.4° F

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Ad Index
Editor's Notebook: What's Next? Better Mobility
People & Places
New Ransomware Attacks Pose Costly Threat to Transit Agencies
2020 Transit Safety and Security Report
Planning the Right Zero-Emission Fleet Conversion from the Beginning
AVs Pave the Way to Future Mobility
A New Age for Streetcars
Products: In Focus - Shelters, Stops & Stations
Best Practices: Creating a Safer, More Secure Ride on Metro Transit in the St. Louis Region
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