I’m looking for research info for the purposes of a fictional novel and not sure if I’ve ended up in the right place. If not, I’m hoping someone could point me in the right direction.
I’m told that any system can be hacked into so based on that premise here is my scenario.
Someone is hacking into an Alarm company system after they have installed alarm systems in homes or business then drops in a virus that tells the system if there is an emergency (fire, break in etc.) not to respond. After the system malfunctions same person drops in another virus to delete the first virus so there are no record of the malfunction.
Therefore, the system looks/appears to be fine and everyone at the alarm company scrambling trying to find the hacker.
1) Is this scenario possible?
2) If so, can someone give me a general idea of how it can be done?
3) What kind of educational background would someone need to do this?
4) How would they catch the hacker?