US and Britain experimenting with attacks on vulnerable systems




The United States and the United Kingdom will simulate hacker attacks to test so important systems for vulnerabilities. The friendly countries thereby have the systems together in sight, as they announced on Friday.

Hacker President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron made the collaboration Friday announced during the two-day state visit to the United States of Cameron. Therein the two leaders expressed their concerns to the major cyber attacks that were there recently, so writes The Wall Street Journal.

The British government announced that the two countries the online infrastructure to test them with a series of experiments. The first takes place at the end of this year and should imitate an attack on the systems of the financial sector. Other experiments focus on other potentially vulnerable systems, such as the energy and transport.

The United States and the United Kingdom are particularly concerned about the impact that instance the hack at Sony Pictures had recently. Thereby made ​​hackers include corporate and unreleased movies booty. The FBI claims to know that the hackers Sony Pictures from North Korea come, although that assertion can expect criticism.

The countries have now agreed that they will work together more closely to share information on cyber threats. In addition, they try to respond to attacks more appropriate. In particular, the intelligence agencies of both countries are involved. The United States and the United Kingdom say more to stop extra money in training called cyber agents. Thus they want to be the attackers, says Cameron.


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