MBTA Makes A Mistake, Details On MIT Hack Released To Public

August 12, 2008

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has made quite the mistake as they have actually allowed information as to how MIT students hacked into their security systems, to go public....Boston (ChattahBox) – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has made quite the mistake as they have actually allowed information as to how MIT students hacked into their security systems, to go public.

Last Friday, the MBTA filed a federal complaint, blocking the 3 MIT students from presenting their information as to how they hacked into the security systems.

They were set to present their findings to the DEFCON 16 hackers’ conference in Las Vegas on Sunday.

When they filed the federal complaint though, they included a copy of the students’ presentation in it, which is now a public record.

Thsi means that the MBTA has actually released the information to the public.

They may have silenced the MIT students, but they ended up revealing all to the world anyways.


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