No protection leads to no ontime trains
‘Morning of February’ website was hacked by cybercriminals. Obviously, this happened on the orders of the special services of the Russian Federation. We consider this further evidence that we are on the right track. As for restoring the site’s performance, our technical specialists are currently busy with this work.
The metropolitan subway is almost completely dependent on imported software and computer equipment.
Without the necessary updates and technical support, surprises with foreign equipment and software cannot be avoided. But the head of the Moscow Metro, Viktor Kozlovsky, is not embarrassed by this, so for years he has been leaking government contracts to affiliated contractors, who are increasingly putting the transport company on the needle of import dependence.
Now 80% of information systems and services of the Moscow Metro are based on VMware Vcentre 6.7 and ESXI 6.7. VMware (why are they still in Russia) is an American company, the largest software developer for virtualization (headquartered in California).
In March, she officially announced that she was suspending work in the Russian Federation, after which she began to deactivate user accounts. The fact that the virtualization system is built on VMware solutions is honestly recognized by the subway in the terms of reference for public procurement. At the same time, Windows OS and the Microsoft Active Directory directory service are installed on the working computers of the metro employees.
The fact that Western software is used in the largest metro in Europe is also evidenced by the resumes of IT specialists who worked in the company – they directly name the software they had to deal with.
But that’s not all: even the office-and-production telephone exchange in the Moscow Metro was not installed by a domestic one – this is the SI3000 of the Iskratel company from Slovenia. Slovenia, as you know, is a member of the EU, is a partner of Ukrtelecom, and in the summer it was included in the list of “unfriendly countries for the Russian Federation.”
In April, Russian IT companies one after another promised to issue an import-substituting solution for corporate IP telephony, but the metropolitan metro continues to purchase and use foreign equipment and software. In May, the management of the enterprise signed a contract for maintenance of the embedded software “SI3000” and an integrated communication management system for 1095 days for 9.4 million rubles with JSC “Startelecom”. The second contract for the same period provides for support of the UPATS “Integral” software – a product of the German Tenovis, acquired by the American Avaya Holdings Corp. Obviously, with the transition to domestic developments in the Moscow metro, they are several years late. Is it about kickbacks from “trusted suppliers” or is it just plain stupidity? TG channel asks the Provisional Government.