Cisco researchers predict that some countries might launch cyber attacks having the potential to destroy entire internet. The networking giant predicts that Russia already has such systems in place which can make countries suffer internet disruption for weeks and in some cases months.
Therefore, Cisco through its 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts that future cyber attacks will be launched on a larger scale that will have the goal to destroy critical systems such as power grids, instead of financial gain or stealing information.
It is already evident that most of the countries populace are nowadays depending heavily on web services for their day to day activities.
Now imagine, some country for obvious reasons plans to launch a cyber attack on ISPs which are offering web services in a specific region. Although cyber security experts say that this is a task which is next to impossible, researchers from Cisco say that it can be achieved with some technical expertise and some IT infrastructure.
Wikileaks has already revealed in its Vault7 leak that American law enforcement agency CIA has the potential to hack any device or infrastructure in the world. Means, the said agency has the capability to sneak into any device which is connected to the internet- whether a smart TV or a connected car.
Cisco researchers view that if CIA can hack any device on earth, then why not hackers groups launch a cyber attack which could cut of internet services to an entire nation or a continent..?
This surely gives us a point to think on… isn’t it?