In line with a recent news ‘published‘ by a native source ‘Irish Examiner ’, the official site of Dublin’s light-rail system, Luas, has gone down after its hack. Consequently, individuals to the light-rail system web-site, that have been offline for several hours presently, are being greeted with a message that the hacker(s) posted citing their demands.
The unidentified hackers are desiring to be paid one bitcoin in 5 days or they would be revealing privileged data that they have acquired. Within the message [that has been slightly altered for clarity] the hackers alluded to their frustrations at their previous tries to extort Dublin’s light-rail system:
“You are hacked. Some time ago, I wrote that you have serious security holes to which you didn’t replied. The Next time somebody talks to you, press the reply button. Now you need to pay one bitcoin in five days otherwise i’ll publish all data and send emails to your users.”
At the last of the message, he mentioned a bitcoin wallet address to which he desires the ransom payment to be transferred to.
Luas Notice To Its Visitors
It however for now seems to be unclear what data information the hackers have obtained since the Luas light-rail system web-site is generally informational with restricted interactive options. In line with reports, the Luas’ payment web-site that’s employed by passengers to procure fare violations has not been yet affected.
On Luas’ ‘Twitter account‘, users were suggested to not visit the hacked web-site and to instead call for any related enquiries:
As ‘reported‘ by EtherDesk earlier this week, The website of Dublin’s tram system is being control to ransom just a few days after ‘TheDarkOverload’ hacking cluster claimed to be in possession of stolen data pertaining to the terrorist attack, 2001, surprise attack in New York. The hacking cluster is threatening to publish the data with a view of providing ‘many answers related to the 9/11 conspiracies’.
According to TheDarkOverload, the data was obtained from insurance companies including Lloyds of Londonand Hiscox Syndicates – these were a number of insurers of the World Trade Center structure that was one among the major targets of the terrorists in the 9/11 attack.
Hacking And Targets
The group, that is threatening to reveal all the privileged data unless paid a ransom in Bitcoin [BTC], is generally targeting law companies, property managers, insurers and enforcement agencies among others:
“If you’re one among several of solicitor companies that were involved within the judicial proceeding, a politician who was involved within the case, a enforcement agency who was involved within the investigations, a property management firm, an investment bank, a client of a client, a reference of a reference, a worldwide insurance company, or whoever else, you’re welcome to contact our e-mail below and submit a request to to formally have your documents and materials withdrawn from any arriving public revealing of the materials.”