Hackers broke into gratuitous Wi-Fi network of the Moscow metro. As a result, thousands of passengers have seen pornography on the screens of personal telephones and tablets instead of regular start page and invitations to join the network.
Passengers of the Moscow metro was able to watch porn on the screens of private telephones and tablets. According to one witness, it happened around 11:30 in the morning. "I was driving on the gray branch, in the vicinity of the station Serpukhovskaya attempted to log in to the Internet. After pressing key "enter", the screen of my phone did this image. I wanted to update the page, but this picture again appeared. Furthermore it was not just me, by the reaction of the other passengers in the car, it was clear that they pop up similar picture," said 1 of the witnesses.
As a result, the output of the online users was blocked at the time. With all this, the official dealer of "Maximalism", which deals with issues of access to Wi-Fi in the Moscow subway, assure that the hacks webп╟ in the subway is impossible.
"When using the Network in the subway authentication is necessary, that we guarantee users protection against similar incidents. Probably, passengers will connect to our network and to network with similar title. In our network this image did not appear, and could not appear. We work with Roskomnadzor. In addition, we have 1 similar complaints from passengers didn't arrive", - quotes the press-Secretary of "Maximalism" Ilya Grabovsky LifeNews.
Note that yesterday the Minister of communications and mass communications of Russia Nikolay Nikiforov expressed concern that some public access points Wi-Fi did not provide user authentication. Namely, the head of the communications Ministry expressed outrage over the free wireless network in McDonaldБ√⌠s. With all this Nikiforov added that, for example, the operator of a Wi-Fi network of the Moscow metro "Maximalism" provided identification of all users by phone, and as of may 2015 registered subscriber base of the network has exceeded 4.5 million people. According to the Minister, the registration has not had a negative impact on the growth in the number of users the Wi-Fi network, the Minister said.
But, on may 28, has not happened for the 1st hacking Wi-Fi network of the metro. In early April, the passengers were informed that the "gray" and the circle line broadcast was carried porn. The police then organized an audit on these precedents.
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