More information has come to light regarding the mysterious failures of Impuls, manufactured by Newag. According to Onet reports, which is based on the findings of hackers from the Dragon Sector group, the company itself was to program the trains so that they would break down, which would bring profits from servicing them. The former Minister of Digital Affairs joined the discussion and said that “as a former government plenipotentiary for cybersecurity, I can assure you that the relevant institutions immediately took action in this matter some time ago.” He developed this thread in an interview with
Janusz Cieszyński about mysterious train failures. “Action has been taken”
– We have known about the case since May this year – explained Janusz Cieszyński. Then, during a meeting of the cybersecurity college, one of the members of the Dragon Sector team allegedly informed about suspicions towards Newag. Cieszyński said that he could not reveal what specific decisions were made then, but assured that “it is not that the broadly understood state knew nothing about such actions of the manufacturer.” – We knew and actions were taken – he said. He also assessed that this situation shows that the institution established to respond to online threats is working. – Since hackers who discovered such things on trains contacted us and trusted us enough to tell us about it, it is a very good sign – he said.
Newag denies the allegations. Cieszyński answers
The accused company firmly denies all allegations. She also distanced herself from Cieszyński’s statements. – In our opinion, the truth may be completely different, that, for example, the competition interfered with . We have notified the relevant services regarding this matter. This is not the first time that we have notified law enforcement agencies that our software is being modified without our authorization. We also informed about it publicly in 2022. Therefore, it is surprising that Janusz Cieszyński, former Minister of Digital Affairs, talks about ongoing investigations, contributing to the dissemination of false and highly harmful information about Newag, and does not add that they were initiated based on our notifications – Zbigniew Konieczek, president, commented on media reports Newag.
In addition to drawing attention to the former minister in an official statement, the president of Newag allegedly contacted him personally. “The president of Newag contacted me. He claims that Newag was the victim and it was not an intentional action of the company. The analysis I saw indicated something else, but for the sake of clarity, I will write about everything,” he said on the X platform (formerly Twitter) Janusz Cieszyński and recalled his previous entry:
The statement in which Newag responded to the allegations can be read in full at the end of the article below:
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