Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 11, 2014

What If Hackers Controlled Our Cities?

I was honestly taking this BBC article seriously until they used a picture of Aiden Pearce from Watch Dogs with this caption: "If hackers can control the traffic lights, chaos could follow."

In the first of an eight week series of articles about how technology is changing our cities, Jane Wakefield asks whether a city that is plugged into the network is vulnerable to hackers. The nightmare scenario that has had government leaders and city bosses biting their fingernails for decades has come true. Chicago has been hacked.