Mark Plunkett: The human cost of the Internet of Things

Cyber-attacks have become routine news stories in recent years.

In November 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment was attacked by hackers who demand that the company cancel the release of the film The Interview, and in October last year one of the UK’s biggest telecom companies, TalkTalk, was hacked for 36 hours during which 160,000 people had their personal bank account details stolen.