That MBTA delay "hack" may just be a bizarre digital #fail - Metro US

That MBTA delay “hack” may just be a bizarre digital #fail

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If it ain’t the snow, ice, or cold, it’s now digital mishaps for the MBTA.

The T alert system were either hacked early Wednesday morning — or experiencing a major glitch — after alerts went out warning service “was delayed until further notice.”

Not that it isn’t true on multiple levels after Boston’s record snow and cold (just check the MBTA’s twitter feed).

After the alert, at 6 a.m., the MBTA sent out an alert say to disregard and that the alerts were “not from us. We’re investigating.” Keolis officials said it was “possibly a hack.”

But now MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo tells WBZ-TV: “The T Alerts system was not hacked. It appears to be a technical issue. We have tech staff looking into it right now …“It’s not affecting our ability to issue legitimate service alerts this morning.”

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