You could be piloting a self-driving car in the near future.

But what if cybercriminals hack into your vehicle’s computer system, remotely take control of it and hold it ransom to extort money from you?

Or does knowing that your pacemakers, defibrillators and insulin pumps can be hacked, as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), send chills down your spine?

Hackers are lurking in the midst of exciting technological developments and are very quick at identifying vulnerabilities. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we will see artificial intelligence taking over functions otherwise performed by humans, aided by Internet of Things (IoT). Self-driving and self-parking cars for instance, are already in the advanced stage of development.

Cybercriminals would see this as another avenue for attacks…

Click here to read the full article, written by Dato’ Seri Panglima Madius Tangau from Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI).