Is the U.S. Unprepared for a Real Cyber Attack?

During the simulated cyber attack that took place yesterday in Washington and was recorded by the CNN,
one thing became clear: the US are still not ready to deflect or
mitigate such an attack to an extent that would not affect considerably
the everyday life of its citizens. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

During the simulated cyber attack that took place yesterday in Washington and was recorded by the CNN,
one thing became clear: the US are still not ready to deflect or
mitigate such an attack to an extent that would not affect considerably
the everyday life of its citizens. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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Discussion

  • Anonymous on

    The entire scenario was thought up by Michael Hayden, the former CIA Director, and the faux attack began with malware masquerading as a free March Madness application for smartphones. Once activated, it spread fast and first incapacitated cellphone networks, then landlines, the Internet, and finally - aided by mock bombs exploding in a couple of gas pipelines and power stations and a hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast - brought the entire East Coast electrical power grid to its knees. Air traffic was thrown into disorder and commerce came to a standstill.

    and then the Death Star blew up the planet.

  • Anonymous on

    The group was made up of a bunch of "formers".  Interesting no NSA people involved.

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