On the morning of this Saturday there was an accident at the Hidalgo station on line 3 of the metro. Two people with visual impairment fell on the tracks.
The Metro Collective Transportation System reported that this 43-year-old couple was on the wrong track when they tried to board a car.
A user informed the security uniforms that a few had fallen on the job. The emergency protocols were immediately activated and the two people were brought to life.
An ambulance moved the two blind people to the Rubén Leñero hospital. The man had a fracture in his left leg; while the woman only presented a few burns.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the CDMX metro
They reject data theft with the Metro's internet
They report data theft in the internet network in the Metro. There are already 100 complaints against the STC in 2018 so far.
According to the Spaghetti Code, because the wireless internet service was implemented in the 11 lines that are part of the Metro network of the Collective Transport System (STC), in Mexico City, users were informed that their private data "Can be used for statistical , commercial or advertising purposes ".
Added to this, shortly before the announcement of the introduction of this free internet network, it was announced that it would be the private company BKO Security, the person responsible for the sale of advertisements to show it to the internet users of this capital transport.
However, this has not prevented complaints about the theft of personal data and identity almost every week, to users who decided to connect to the Metro's wireless internet network.
According to a Publimetro report, one of 100 complaints about this type of security breach was due to the leakage of personal data and the theft of bank accounts.
The largest number of claims is recorded on lines A, 1 and 3, either as a result of malfunctions and irregularities in their operation or because of alleged security breaches.
Publimetro reported the case of a user of the network identified as Miriam Sánchez, who hung himself on the wireless network of Line 3 before he noticed it, only 20 minutes after he had given the necessary licenses to connect to the Internet, He started receive notifications of at least two withdrawals from his bank account.
The alleged victim reported that when she went to her bank, an adviser told her that the movements could have been caused by a leak of personal information or by a virus from the connection to the Metro's internet network.
To use the Metro's WiFi, you must assign a set of permissions to use the personal data stored on our smartphones or tablets.
In this respect, Ernesto Sánchez Rodríguez, chairman of the Legislative Assembly's Committee on Transparency and Combating Corruption, demanded that the authorities in the Metro protect users who use the wireless network to surf the Internet.
The local deputy for the National Action Party (PAN), asked the AT & T company, which offers the wireless internet service in the Metro, transparent security protocols used to protect sensitive data from its users.
At the request of the local deputy, Ernesto Sánchez, AT & T made the following clarification:
AT & T has implemented the technology and is responsible for the maintenance of the WiFi network of lines 1, 3 and 7 of the STC Metro. AT & T has no access to the information and is not responsible for its management, storage or security.
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With information from Bogdán Castillo