The Un­de­tectable Hacker Mur­ders

A mur­der with the sim­ple click of a mouse— what was still con­sid­ered im­pos­si­ble just a few years ago has de­vel­oped into a gen­uine menace. How­ever, in­duced traf­fic ac­ci­dents and or­ches­trated car­diac ar­rest are merely the be­gin­ning. id en­ters one of the dar

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Com­mit­ting crimes with the click of a mouse

Shortly after 4 in the morn­ing a Mercedes C250 shat­ters the si­lence in Hol­ly­wood. The ve­hi­cle has run at least two red lights on High­land Av­enue, and wit­nesses would later es­ti­mate it to be mov­ing at 80 miles per hour— some even fig­ured as much as 100. Sud­denly, at about 4:25 A.M., the car veers sharply and slams into a tree along the road­side with­out brak­ing. The ve­hi­cle goes up in flames, and the driver is killed upon im­pact— his body bro­ken by the force of the col­li­sion. Po­lice find the en­gine 160 feet away from the scene of the ac­ci­dent. Noth­ing points to the in­volve­ment of a third party, ac­cord­ing to the of­fi­cial re­port made by the Los An­ge­les Po­lice Depart­ment. Two days later the case is closed.

EVEN A MOD­EST AMOUNT OF EX­PER­TISE CAN AL­LOW SOME­ONE TO HACK INTO AN ANES­THE­SIA MA­CHINE.

OPEN NET­WORK From light con­soles to X-ray machines, the var­i­ous pieces of med­i­cal equip­ment gen­er­ally com­mu­ni­cate with­out en­cryp­tion. Hack­ers are able to read these trans­mis­sions— and they can even al­ter them.

Flo­rian Grunow, IT se­cu­rity expert

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