A funny thing happened on the way to the Moscow subway attack
This is what happens when security and marketing interests collide
As I was working my way through almost 1GB of Russian documents acquired by GUR cyber operators in preparation for an attack on the Moscow subway system, I came across a funny incident that I had to share.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that video surveillance cameras require a clear view of the area that they are required to cover. The area was carefully plotted out in advance and the one camera that the project planner had allocated for the lobby was carefully placed.
Enter the subcontractor that was handling the mounting of illuminated billboards.
“Here’s a lovely spot - perfectly lined up with the entrance. Let’s just hang these right here.”
In a note to the Instrumentation and Control Department, the installer of the security camera vented his frustration.
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