The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), which runs the transit system in central Virginia, experienced a computer network disruption due to a cyberattack around the Thanksgiving holiday. The disruption temporarily impacted certain applications and parts of the network, but IT staff quickly restored the network and engaged third-party specialists to investigate the incident. The organization assured that all services are running as scheduled and that they do not expect any additional disruptions for riders. However, the organization declined to answer further questions about the nature of the attack. The Play ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the attack and demanded an undisclosed ransom payment. This attack is part of a larger trend of ransomware attacks on public transit systems, with similar incidents reported across the United States and Canada in recent years.


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