Death by Malware?

It seems as though a trojan infected server may have been a contributing factor in the 2008 crash of an airliner in Spain:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/20/spanair_malware/

I believe that vigilance on the part of the pilots (and possible ground crew) would have avoided this disaster. The story indicates, however,  that if the central computer had been working properly it should have automatically sent a warning to ground the plane. This is a startling example of how cyber-terrorism could happen in the future.

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