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Europe Joins Forces In Massive Simulated Cyber Attack 36

Posted by samzenpus
from the all-at-once dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Hundreds of cyber security experts from across the EU are testing their readiness to combat cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation across Europe today. In Cyber Europe 2012, 400 experts from major financial institutions, telecoms companies, internet service providers and local and national governments across Europe are facing more than 1200 separate cyber incidents (including more than 30 000 emails) during a simulated DDoS campaign. The exercise is testing how they would respond and co-operate in the event of sustained attacks against the public websites and computer systems of major European banks. If real, such an attack would cause massive disruption for millions of citizens and businesses across Europe, and millions of euros of damage to the EU economy."
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Europe Joins Forces In Massive Simulated Cyber Attack

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 05, 2012 @03:39AM (#41556259)

    Wow! where do the get the equipment to even send 30.000 emails in a day? that's more then one email every 3 seconds! No one could ever press the Send-button as fast as that.

  • Priceless (Score:5, Funny)

    by frovingslosh (582462) on Friday October 05, 2012 @05:44AM (#41556733)

    Chemical sniffing boarding gate: $10,800,000

    Government contract for the U.S. air travel system: Billions

    $4 bag of potassium nitrate fertilizer sprinkled on sidewalk ice by a terrorist instead of salt: Priceless

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