Disaster Strikes as (Pretend) Terrorists Launch (Pretend) Attack on Nuclear Power Stations

By Gary Cutlack on at

The UK and US are teaming up to launch a big anti-terror attack simulation, working together to formulate an exercise in which our nuclear power stations come under a cyber-attack from people putting on North Korean accents and wearing black hooded tops.

The joint exercise will test the robustness of one example power station in a simulated cyber-attack, one that'll test the defences and responses of the government and the utility firms that operate our generation facilities.

The good news is that this isn't a practise brought about from any actual concrete threat of an attack on a nuclear power station. It's just a bit of fun and a day out to Cumbria or Somerset for several agencies, with a source telling the Guardian that: "It gives us the ability to test these systems, and make sure that we learn any lessons." [Guardian]

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