A one day war game - and how many weeks for the banks to get their systems working again after they crash because some trifling detail got missed?
UK banks, the stock market and payment providers will undergo extensive stress tests in November that are designed to test their responses to cyber-attacks. The exercise is designed to test the state of preparedness of the UK's financial system in responding to cyber attacks, which are only growing more complex over time. …
Nevermind Social Engineering, sticking my Black hat on I would hammer the system with DDoS, the extra strain of the simulation could produce some wildly unpredictable results and potentially multiply the impact.
The key would be to find out the exact day / approx time and co-ordinate a Global DDoS - I find it idiotic in the extreme for anyone to advertise this (I'm not blaming the register but the spokes person who released this).
It's basically a Red Rag to a Bull...
"UK banks, the stock market and payment providers will undergo extensive stress tests in November that are designed to test their responses to cyber-attacks
Do they mean DDOS attacks or something else.
DDOS attacks are enabled by masses of compromised Windows out there on the Intertubes.
We don't usually see the terms cyber-attack or cyberwar in the serious technical press.
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