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    "About 75 people, gathered in conference rooms" ?
    by Anonymous on Friday May 27 2005, @08:01AM (#15381)
    "About 75 people, gathered in conference rooms" ?
    [rolls eyes]
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA is conducting a secretive war game, dubbed "Silent Horizon," this week to practice defending against an electronic assault on the same scale as the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

    The three-day exercise, ending Thursday, was meant to test the ability of government and industry to respond to escalating Internet disruptions over many months, according to participants. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the CIA asked them not to disclose details of the sensitive exercise taking place in Charlottesville, Va., about two hours southwest of Washington.
    The CIA's little-known Information Operations Center, which evaluates threats to U.S. computer systems from foreign governments, criminal organizations and hackers, was running the war game. About 75 people, mostly from the CIA, gathered in conference rooms and reacted to signs of mock computer attacks.

    "One of the things the intelligence community was accused of was a lack of imagination," said Dorothy Denning of the Naval Postgraduate School, an expert on Internet threats who was invited by the CIA to participate but declined. "You want to think about not just what you think may affect you but about scenarios that might seem unlikely."

    "Livewire," an earlier cyberterrorism exercise for the Homeland Security Department and other federal agencies, concluded there were serious questions about government's role during a cyberattack, depending on who was identified as the culprit -- terrorists, a foreign government or bored teenagers.
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    Re:"About 75 people, gathered in conference rooms"
    by Anonymous on Friday May 27 2005, @08:07AM (#15382)
    Did they test what happens when 20 million
    WRT-54G WIFI Routers have their FIRMWARE
    upgraded remotely ? and all start using a
    new Internet Protocol and DNS ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:"About 75 people, gathered in conference rooms"
    by Anonymous on Friday May 27 2005, @03:28PM (#15384)
    "who was identified as the culprit"

    How about un-educated ICANN groupies ?

    One of the ways that ICANN has terrorized the
    Internet is by attracting un-informed people that
    are rallied to do **something** about Internet
    governance. They do not know what that something
    is, but they are willing to be spectators for
    ICANN's show. ICANN then pushes their buttons
    and collects the coins that fall from their pockets.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]


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