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All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future, by Hopes and Fears


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Well now I'm not sleeping tonight.

Where there’s money to be madecompetition will be fierce, and that competition leads to increasingly innovative cracks and viruses being exposed and created. Although many say such fears are overblown, US intelligence officials place the cost of cyber crimes at $475 billion dollars per year and growing quickly. But stealing money and disrupting nuclear centrifuges isn't enough for some hackers. Others see deeper challenges in cracking the system software of surgical robots, sewer systems and the electrical grid. Medical devices in hospitals are already "rampant" with viruses, having been thoroughly compromised.

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