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.

  • @maynarkh@feddit.nl
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    1466 months ago

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

    • @Steve@startrek.website
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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

      • @jmcs
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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.