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Hacker tests in Canada

Date: April 09, 2007

A 2006 cyber-threat exercise exposed weaknesses in Canada's emergency system.

Cyber Storm simulated the leak of social insurance numbers, an aviation control meltdown and tampering with government websites.

The five day exercise involving four other countries exposed serious weaknesses in how Canada responds to emergencies.

The drill was designed to see how countries would react, individually and together, to attacks on their critical computer infrastructure by hackers, disgruntled employees, or even anti-globalization activists.
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