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Officials: Hackers Breached MTA Systems in Cyberattack

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The MTA acknowledged that the transit agency’s systems were breached during a cyberattack in April following a report published on Wednesday by the New York Times.

MTA Chief Technology Officer Rafail Portnoy told PIX11 News no employee or customer information was breached during the hack.

“The MTA quickly and aggressively responded to this attack, bringing on Mandiant, a leading cyber security firm, whose forensic audit found no evidence operational systems were impacted, no employee or customer information breached, no data loss and no changes to our vital systems,” Portnoy said. “Importantly, the MTA’s existing multi-layered security systems worked as designed, preventing spread of the attack and we continue to strengthen these comprehensive systems and remain vigilant as cyber-attacks are a growing global threat.”

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