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SF Municipal Transportation victim of malware this past weekend

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SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 07:  A San Francisco MUNI bus drives down market street March 7, 2007 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has asked the San Francisco Municipal Railway to conduct a study on offering free fares on all city transit, including buses, streetcars and cable cars, a move that would be the first of its kind in the nation.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A San Francisco MUNI bus drives down market street.

Over the weekend, riders of San Francisco's public transit system got a nice treat...they didn't pay a cent to ride on Friday or Saturday.

Over the weekend, riders of San Francisco's public transit system got a nice treat...they didn't pay a cent to ride on Friday or Saturday.

Unfortunately this was not a charitable holiday promotion, but rather the result of malware which infected more than 2000 computers belonging to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

For more on the outage, Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Kevin Montgomery; he wrote about the incident for Hoodline, a San Francisco focused publication, along with cybersecurity expert Clifford Neuman, director of USC Center for Computer Systems Security.

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