These types of situations demonstrate a need for a new type of infrastructure as we become more and more web dependent on everything from entertainment to critical business traffic. This is especially true for medicine. Most health care organizations have not invested heavily enough on technology let alone on the security required to make that technology dependable.
I wonder though, what impact this has on VOIP? What if all of a sudden none of us could make telephone conversations. Looks like there’ll always be a need for redundant communication lines.