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Rogue computers acted alone to cause Hong Kong rail failure and MTR Corp’s top engineer doesn’t know why

The worst breakdown to ever hit Hong Kong s railway was caused by rogue computers operating without orders, the MTR Corporation s chief engineer said on Wednesday. Initial investigations have found an uncontrolled transfer of large amounts of information between computers was responsible for the six-hour long disruption, which caused chaos for the city s commuters on Tuesday morning. But, Tony Lee Kar-yun, the rail operator s top engineer, said he still did not...

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