US Congress under attack

Politico reports staggering statistics for cyber attcks on the US Congress. Accfording to a report submitted by the Sergeant-at-Arms, Terrance Gainer, – congress and other government agencies are attacked an average of 1.8 billion times a month (up from 8 million hits per month average last year.) – The Senate Security Operations Center alone receives…

How not to do it: Nuclear exercise in Dorset

According to a PA report, an unannounced nulcear exercise in Portland on 10 March 2010 was mistaken for the real thing. PA say: “Elderly and vulnerable people bombarded emergency services with calls in Portland, Dorset, fearful of bombs being dropped after information booklets landed on their doorstep….The leaflets, part of the Nuclear Accident Emergency Plan…

Cyber Shock Wave

Kings of War has a good piece on the recent US “Cyber Shock Wave” stunt. This exercise was out together by a lobbying group and shown on CNN. It starred people now retired from senior US government positions who found -surprise – that a cyber attack could cause damage to the US. Ubiwar says “the…