[ISN] Europe attacks itself in cyber-warfare test

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:26:02 -0600 (CST)

By John Oates
The Register
4th November 2010 

Security experts are launching fake cyber-attacks against various 
European institutions today to check the response of European cyber 

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 test is being run by the European Network Security Agency (ENISA) 
and the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

"Steelie" Neelie Kroes, vice president of the European Commission for 
the Digital Agenda, said: "This exercise to test Europe's preparedness 
against cyber threats is an important first step towards working 
together to combat potential online threats to essential infrastructure 
and ensuring citizens and businesses feel safe and secure online."


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