Articles on disruption of the "real world" by digital means are often quite sensationalist, but I was struck by this one which gives a good overview of the risks facing a particular industry - in this case shipping.

As in many other industries the attackers have familiarised themselves with how these organisations function and tried to insert themselves into the expected workflows. 

Changing bank account numbers in an email before it was read in order to divert funds was quite a novel one for me! But incredibly powerful.

As always, education is a key piece here, USB sticks and phishing mails are common factors in many other attacks, not just these specific ones.

Ultimately as our real-world life depends on IT to a greater and greater degree, the real world impact of digital disruption is only going to come more to the fore over time.