Cyberwar: Hacker attack, danger to life!

An analysis by Eva Wolfangel

It is the beginning of a whole new quality of cyber attacks. At least that is how experts assess a hacker attack in Saudi Arabia. A group has infiltrated a computer virus into the system of a power plant and could have destroyed it: If the virus had not been found and stopped in time, it would have exploded, releasing toxic hydrogen sulfide gas. In the worst case, this could have triggered an environmental catastrophe with potentially fatal consequences for humans. Meaning: Unlike other attacks, the hackers deliberately put human lives in danger.

You can find the complete article here (German): Cyberwar: Hackerangriff, Lebensgefahr, 04|2019

Published on, 20.04.2019, Eva Wolfangel