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 Post subject: 'Disgruntled' worler suspected of hacking Adirondack surveys
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:41 pm 

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http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/20 ... ad-surveys

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A recent hack of a portion of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad's website that surveys customers about their train-riding experience, appears to have been done by a former employee.

The railroad believes that "a disgruntled former employee who had access to the site by virtue of passwords" changed wording on a survey question to give it a negative meaning, says Bill Branson, board president of the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society, which operates the railroad. The passwords have been changed, Branson adds.


More at the link, which should not be behind a paywall.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Disgruntled' worler suspected of hacking Adirondack sur
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:03 pm 

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Trains Magazine wrote:
The railroad routinely sends a survey to people who ride its popular Polar Express train. A question that usually reads "How much do you love the Polar Express?" was changed to read "How much do you hate the Polar Express?" according to a news account that aired Nov. 30 on Utica's WKTV.


Very childish.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Disgruntled' worler suspected of hacking Adirondack sur
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:17 pm 

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NS 3322 wrote:
Trains Magazine wrote:
The railroad routinely sends a survey to people who ride its popular Polar Express train. A question that usually reads "How much do you love the Polar Express?" was changed to read "How much do you hate the Polar Express?" according to a news account that aired Nov. 30 on Utica's WKTV.


Very childish.


Yes, but a harsh reality. Change passwords for shared services when employees leave, either for good or bad reasons.

The next one could be access to your customer's credit card numbers.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: 'Disgruntled' worler suspected of hacking Adirondack sur
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The railroad believes that "a disgruntled former employee who had access to the site...

"Do you have any disgruntled employees? Hell, they're all disgruntled, I ain't runnin' a damn daisy farm!" (1:34 in).

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