Public Transport Apps Hacked

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 04, 2019 03:53 am PST

Mobile phone train apps used in major cities in Britain could be manipulated to create free tickets and defraud operators, it has emerged, after activists hacked two public transport apps.

The hackers, who claimed they were campaigning for public transport to be free, said they were able to use the First Bus app and Manchester’s Metrolink app, called “get me there”, to create tickets free of charge. The apps create QR codes that function as virtual tickets when a user pays for a fare and can be scanned, similar to barcodes.