German ambulance on road

Last year, I Am The Cavalry’s Beau Woods told The Verge that “if systems are disrupted over the internet, by an adversary or an accident, that can have a profound impact on patient care.”

Unfortunately, news recently broke of the first death directly resulting from a cyberattack after a German hospital experienced a ransomware incident and was unable to accept emergency patients.

The Washington Post dubbed this “the month cyberattacks turned fatal.”

“People may want to think of a world where someone is murdered in their smart home by a cybercriminal or where a city’s entire water system is sabotaged as science fiction. But the reality is it’s coming,” Peter Singer told The Post.