This slightly chilling summary from Keith Thomas at Zurich discusses the physical threat of cyber crime, and also raises the global lack of preparedness for the risk.
Definitely worth a read, and it will be interesting to see how governments and industries respond in the coming months and years.
On December 23, 2015, approximately 225,000 homes in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine were left without electricity for several hours after what is believed to be the first-known instance of power stations being disabled by a cyber-attack. The as yet unknown attackers appear to have installed malware known as BlackEnergy on the systems of three regional power stations before launching a coordinated attack to cause maximum disruption. While the lights were back on within hours, the affected companies were still experiencing difficulties more than two months later. Three other organizations were also infiltrated in the same attack.