How Syrian rebel fighters fell for ‘honey trap’ hackers
The Christian Science Monitor - 02/02/2015
The majority who predicted a big attack said that not only is security a secondary concern in most Internet application designs, but cyber battles are already happening.
“The US government’s series of cyber attacks on citizens, economic entities, and governments around the world has already done this,” Judith Perrolle, a professor at Northeastern University in Boston, told Pew. “People have died from faulty equipment producing gas pipeline explosions and from drone bombings of civilians. US companies have lost billions worth of business as foreign customers no longer trust their products and services.”
“Our current systems are incredibly vulnerable, by design,” she added.