Rail operator website hacked: The website of www.luas.ie rail operator in Dublin, Ireland, has been taken offline today after hacker change content with a ransom note to demanding one bitcoin (currently $3,845) not to publish customer data.
Users who tried reaching the tram operator website last Tuesday saw a message claiming the website has been hacked and the company has taken the website down. Users are advised not to reach the website.
Due to an ongoing issue, please do not click onto the Luas website. We currently have technicians working on the issue. We will be using this forum only for travel updates should the need arise. For any queries, please contact our customer care number on 1850 300 604.
— Luas (@Luas) January 3, 2019
Before the website was taken down, it showed a message from a perpetrator bothered by the operator’s lack of response to their messages informing of security problems.
You are hacked
press the reply button you must pay 1 bitcoin in 5 days otherwise,
I will publish all data and send emails to your users
Rail operator website hacked for demanding bitcoin
Luas confirm to says no financial information has been compromised, and the company to contact the affected users within 24 hours.