One of the internet pioneers and the creator of World Wide Web (WWW) Tim Berners-Lee, raises alarm that hackers can penetrate open source info, like transport applications to unleash a massive chaos and a full-fledged gridlock.

The British scientist, who is also an inventor of URL (commonly known as web address) issued his concerns during the London summit on public data opportunities to The Guardian.

“If you disrupted traffic data for example, to tell everybody that all the roads south of the river are closed, so everybody would go north of the river, that would gridlock you [and] disable the city,” he told the outlet.

Source: Hackers may abuse open data for ‘ultimate’ attack and chaos, says ‘father’ of World Wide Web — RT News

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