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The European Union and the US on Thursday conducted their first ever cyber security exercises designed to coordinate responses to attacks on critical infrastructure. Security experts from the US and 27 EU member states were involved in the drill, which simulated crises affecting national security. In the first scenario, a …

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  1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Devil

    Ha Ha Ha!

    The well-groomed brownshirt and his bungling arse-kissing sidekick, sitting at the terminal, doing EX-ER-CI-SES.

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  3. Adam Foxton
    WTF?

    I may just be being daft here,

    but wouldn't it be cheaper to just sling up an ultra-secured-at-hardware-level fibre optic network, utterly separate from the Internet, for the purposes of controlling and monitoring massively sensitive equipment?

    Control of things like power stations etc should never, NEVER, be put outside a tightly-controlled group of people in a few, very specific bits of the world anyway- so there's no need to have (say) WiFi access. Or access from home.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      DAMHIK

      But then the "security" services wouldn’t be able to spy on the sensitive commercial information of other countries.

  4. Wang N Staines
    Happy

    The goal

    To organise attacks on other nations, blackmail nations with natural resources. It's much cheaper than sending humans to do the killing.

    It's a lesser of 2 evils, I guess.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    and post excercise

    14 people were extradited to the USA on cyber crime charges. The UK rolled onto its stomach for a tickle in protest.

  6. Anonymous Coward 15
    Mushroom

    Just an exercise, you say?

    Greetings, Professor Falken. How about a game of chess?

  7. Zippy the Pinhead
    FAIL

    Makes for nice TV

    It's a lot easier to stage an attack like this when you know the attack is coming and basically where its going to head... How about when you have a trojan sitting silently for a few weeks or a month infecting lord knows what and then activates causing all hell to break loose?

  8. Andus McCoatover
    Windows

    New chess move: the McKinnon Defence?

    Er, who authorised this illegal attack? Who'll be tried for wire-fraud, unauthorised access to a computer?

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