Ransomware attack knocks out train ticket machines in northern England

No customer or payment data has been compromised.

Ticket machines of the British state-owned railway company Northern Trains were disabled in an alleged cyber-attack using ransomware.

As reported by the Reuters news agency, only the servers associated with the ticket machines were damaged as a result of the incident.

“We are currently investigating with our vendor, but there are indications that the devices have been cyberattacked using ransomware,” the company said in a statement.

Northern Trains representatives assured that no customer or payment data was compromised.

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