Increased Attacks On SCADA Systems
Attacks on critical infrastructure have long been speculated to be the next, and arguably most fearsome, step in the use of technology to cause harm. These concerns have become more pronounced with the emergence of Stuxnet, Flame, Shamoon and similar weapons that have been used for sabotage and other purposes. In a few notable cases, nation-states, potentially the United States and Israel, have also been involved in their development and use. The likelihood of similar attacks during 2013 is considered to be quite high, given that these weapons are also seen as a great equalizer between those with substantial economic resources and those with fewer such resources.