Security experts are launching fake cyber-attacks against various European institutions today to check the response of European cyber defence. The simulated attack aims to cut or interfere with internet connections between European countries, forcing member states to cooperate in order to stop a complete network collapse. The …
... that might explain why my wife's OECD laptop has just had :
- Admin rights removed
- A decent password policy put in place
- A bunch of extra GPO stuff to apply security updates at each connection.
The words 'horse', 'gate', 'bolted', 'close' and 'after' spring to mind. If anyone from the OECD is reading this, can I also suggest mandatory 2-factor authentication for the corporate VPN... and maybe some organisation-wide education about the dangers of post-it notes and sellotape.
"The simulated attack aims to cut or interfere with internet connections between European countries, forcing member states to cooperate in order to stop a complete network collapse."
Presumably, Scotland was unable to participate due to the pre-emptive collapse of BT's network north of the border.
OECD out of action for two months
<Deep Thought> WHOM WILL THAT INCONVENIENCE? </Deep Thought>
French defences re-spawning in 5...4...3..
Where can i sign up for the next round?
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