In 2015, a couple determined they could hack a ‘smart’ sniper rifle and change its target. A few months later, the FDA issued an alert about a connected hospital medicine pump that could be compromised and have its dosage changed. Earlier that same year a cyberattack on a German steel mill left a blast furnace running with no perceived means of shutting it down.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to create numerous benefits for businesses and consumers in terms of big data and new levels of automation, but it also creates new vectors for cyberattacks. 
 By Conner Forrest for ZDNet