A polish hacker found out why trains did stop working. The manufacterer implemented a hidden electronic switch, which automatically activated after trains were serviced by a different company.

  • BombOmOm
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    2066 months ago

    the PLC code actually contained logic that would lock up the train with bogus error codes after some date

    I hope they sue the manufacturer.

    • @[email protected]
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      1446 months ago

      I hope messing with critical public infrastructure carries criminal not civil penalties, with people going to jail.

      • @[email protected]
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        246 months ago

        Idk about Poland but in america a corporation is a person yet it cant be put in jail so only civil penalties are possible and the employees are mostly immune

        • @[email protected]
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          136 months ago

          Corporations are people in the legal sense everywhere (i.e. they are subjects of the law with rights and duties). The novelty in the US is that the archaic constitution allowed the US Supreme Court to be creative in assigning rights that every other country assigns only to natural persons to legal persons. In the case of Poland, for example, the constitution explicitly mentions legal persons when rights are supposed to apply to corporations too.

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      226 months ago

      Manufacture should be charged with public engagement or similar.

      An unexpected dead train on a track, emitting bogus codes that possibly confuse rail systems (thus resulting in other trains not being properly warned) could result in a lot of harm. Managers and executives found to be responsible for the team that implemented it should be hit hardest