June 8, 2016

Lack Of Digital Security Makes Cities Vulnerable To Major Terror Attacks

Among other issues this is discussed in Marc Goodman's book, Future Crimes. Governments and corporations continue to encourage everybody and everything to be made internet compatible. Little to no concern exists about security. 

[From article]
Terrorists and rogue states are gaining the capability to bring a major city to a standstill with the click of a button, the Director of GCHQ has warned.
In a rare public appearance, Robert Hannigan said the risk to cities like London would increase as more physical objects, such as cars and household appliances, are connected online – the so-called “internet of things”.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Science festival, the intelligence chief warned that nation states were currently developing the kind of cyber programmes that could attack the UK, but that terrorist groups were also looking to take advantage of the technology.
“At some stage they will get the capability,” he said.
“There are certainly states and groups with the intent to do it, terrorist groups, for example, who have no threshold when it comes to the loss of life.
“We’re not quite there yet, but as the world becomes ever more connected that will become a greater risk.”


Terrorist groups acquiring the cyber capability to bring major cities to a standstill, warns GCHQ chief
Henry Bodkin
8 JUNE 2016 • 7:09PM

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