Cyber attack caused death?

For years there has been prediction when cyber incident will kill someone. It seems that it has happened.

“Some of the recent cybersecurity incidents involving industrial control systems (ICS) have resulted in injury and even loss of life, according to a survey conducted by Control Systems Cyber Security Association International (CS2AI).”



  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cyberwar: What happens when a nation-state cyber attack kills?
    A cyber attack that kills someone is getting ever more likely. What happens then is a big — and scary –question.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Deaths From Cyber Attacks–3448.html

    The ability of cyber threats to compromise information systems is an ongoing danger to all organisations, however, an emerging threat presents a new challenge, cyber attacks that may cause physical harm to systems and persons. This threat has become acute for certain sectors such as critical infrastructure.

    Unfortunately, it is likely that attacks that aim to physically interfere with software or security systems will only increase in the future.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Murder by Hacking

    Hackers have already – perhaps many times- have contributed to death by hacking into secure systems and releasing information. This information has lead to loss of life in many different ways, including suicide and murder.

    But hacking has now evolved to the point that cybercriminals can use computers to negatively affect and damage the physical world, including the murder of individuals and groups.

    Hackers have the power of mass-murder in their hands right now.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cyberattacks against industrial targets have doubled over the last 6 months
    12,000 workstations on average will be damaged in cases of destructive malware

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Human error a big risk to ICS cyber security, study shows
    Despite the rise in automation, industrial processes are at risk due to human error, a report on industrial cyber security reveals

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Respondents said around half of the successful attacks had resulted in downtime of critical systems. This was because essential systems were knocked out as part of the attack or operators had to turn off systems to repair the damage done.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cyberattacks are the newest frontier of war and can strike harder than a natural disaster. Here’s why the US could struggle to cope if it got hit.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cyberattacks are the newest frontier of war and can strike harder than a natural disaster. Here’s why the US could struggle to cope if it got hit.

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Researchers hack a pacemaker, kill a man(nequin)

    Researchers decided you don’t need to be a pen tester to wirelessly hack a pacemaker, to successfully launch brute force and denial of service attacks that can kill iStan simulated humans.

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    5G IoT: Literally a Matter of Life or Death

    High-risk applications that require zero latency, like remote surgery, could cause loss of life in the event of a cyberattack

    That’s the consensus at GSMA’s Mobile360 Security for 5G conference, where speakers on Wednesday noted that the next generation of internet of things (IoT) will include use cases like self-driving cars, remote surgery, smart factories, automated control of nuclear power plants and other critical infrastructure.

    “When you’re talking about a patient going under a robot-controlled knife, you definitely don’t want exploitable vulnerabilities in that network,”

  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cyber security is becoming a matter of life or death for healthcare providers


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