Indypendent: The MTA Website Leaks Private User Data For Years
User passwords, sexual harassment complaints and other sensitive information have been readable by internet eavesdroppers due to basic technical flaw
My contributing debut for The Indypendent.
The Metropolitan Transportation Agency, MTA, exposed users’ sensitive private information for years through their very poor website. This, despite having squandered millions of dollars to Oracle in exchange for some of the insecure services. User passwords, phone numbers, addresses, and even sexual harassment complaints were readily readable to countless third parties.
Photo credit: Jens Schott Knudsen