Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Dams and Planes and Trains
When you start out hacking, you always hack things that move and go boom because that's the toddler in you coming out, and nothing is more hacker-like than the pure uncontrolled Id.
But if you want to cause real human suffering in an advanced state, manipulating data in a criminal court system is probably the way to go? Once you've planted emails that show prejudice, all you have to do is allow normal discovery to take place - no data exfiltration scheme needed!
I mean, a wise person does not have a house anywhere under a major national dam's flood plane in this day and age. You pretty much have to assume they're all hacked and probably with malware written by a few different countries lowest possible bidders.
But that said: Criminal systems. They combine a need for perfect trust with high impact on society, and weak protections.