Sixth Annual Movie-Plot Threat Contest Semifinalists
On April 1, I announced the Sixth Annual Movie Plot Threat Contest:
I want a cyberwar movie-plot threat. (For those who don’t know, a movie-plot threat is a scare story that would make a great movie plot, but is much too specific to build security policy around.) Not the Chinese attacking our power grid or shutting off 911 emergency services—people are already scaring our legislators with that sort of stuff. I want something good, something no one has thought of before.
Submissions are in, and—apologies that this is a month late, but I completely forgot about it—here are the semifinalists.
- Crashing satellites, by Chris Battey.
- Attacking Dutch dams, by Russell Thomas.
- Attacking a drug dispensing system, by Dave.
- Attacking cars through their diagnostic ports, by RSaunders.
- Embedded kill switches in chips, by Shogun.
Cast your vote by number; voting closes at the end of the month.