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Jaybeau Jones

Weekdays 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Typing on laptop closeup, chatting in Facebook, meeting website. Blogger, journalist writing new article.

This isn’t sexy…..

I called our local gas station to get the hours to get a new inspection sticker. What I heard come out of the cell phone is something I have never heard: The system is down STATEWIDE, and we don’t know when it will be back up. The system was hacked. 

Are hackers running out of things to hack? Their latest quest, is far from sexy. The inspection system is the Radio Shack of hacks. Once upon a time, Facebook was a giant win for hackers.

They now care about taking out my turn signals? What next, windshield washer fluid?

 

Mass. Vehicle Inspection Sticker System Remains Down Following Malware Attack

Massachusetts residents seeking inspection stickers for their vehicles will have to wait at least one more day, officials said Monday. The computer network used by the state Registry of Motor Vehicles to provide safety and emissions inspections was taken offline last week because of a malware threat and the vendor that runs the program says it won't be back online...