As our technology develops into the future, the chance that hackers might deliver an enormous destructive blow to the public is growing along that curve. It could be self-organized and independent hacker groups, nation-organized hacker groups or even cyberterrorists. That being said, the threat is real.
There are numerous movies showing examples of what hackers are capable of with big data hacks and what the impact of such an attack means. For example, switching off all electricity in a city, launching missiles at civilians, police stations or another army base. Hackers might be able to take control of important systems and do whatever they please for a certain amount of time.
Author: Bill Hess