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The confounding math behind cyber attacks

The spectrum of worst possible outcomes will fluctuate, governed by the wildly differing kinds of hackers' expertise and intentions


WHEN the worst possible outcome of a hacking attack is imagined, the average person must be thinking of the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Terminator at the mercy of the malevolent computer system, Skynet.

Even among experts, this scenario is not that much of a stretch....

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