Terrorist groups acquiring the cyber capability to bring major cities to a standstill, warns GCHQ chief

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”.

h/t Marvin

  • Hard Little Machine

    the government is pretty good at that on their own.

  • V10_Rob

    Yes, let’s connect absolutely everything, particularly critical infrastructure, to the internet, so we can control it from our iPhone. Not because it makes anything better, but because it makes for amusing techno-tricks to show other people.