September 26, 2013
State on state attacks could also become so serious that they will be seen as acts of war while crippling actions on national infrastructures could lead to riots and disorder, the report concluded.
The study examined the growing threat of cyber crime as daily lives become more and more linked to the internet and virtual reality.
It predicted that technology could advance to such an extent by 2020 that the difference between cyber crime and physical harm will become blurred.
Medical implants, such as some pacemakers and insulin control systems, already operate wirelessly and as their use expands it raises the prospect of hackers interfering with the systems to cause serious illness or death among individuals.
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