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Cyber physical damage threat

Posted On: Dec. 16, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Information technology firm Unisys Corp. has forecast that hackers could start physically damaging devices that are connected to the internet in 2016, reports

Tom Patterson,a Unisys official, said that "the blue screen of death" is the worst thing that could happen to a machine during a cyber attack until now.

"Now, attackers can control machines, which means they can crash your car, stop someone's heart, black-out your city, or destroy public infrastructure," Mr. Patterson added.

Cyber attacks have been used to damage equipment in the past.

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