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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

How a mass, coordinated cyberattack could take down New York City

What a massive cyberattack on New York City could look like based on past attacks: “Homeland Security recently estimated that one major cyberattack — the NSA chief has said it’s a matter of ‘when, not if’ — could cost USD 50 bn and cause 2,500 fatalities.” Reeves Wiedeman, a member of the New Yorker’s editorial team, pieces together what a massive, coordinated cyberattack could look like based on previous attacks and demonstrations of potential attacks: “In 2015, for an article in Wired, two hackers in St. Louis took control of a Jeep traveling 75 mph, sprayed wiper fluid so the driver couldn’t see, then cut the transmission.” (Read Envisioning the hack that could take down New York City)

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