Financial organisations in London will be simulating a massive internet attack today, as thousands of IT and security staff play out a series of digital disasters to test their ability to respond and work together in a crisis.
As Reuters reports, the event is dubbed "Waking Shark II" (not to be confused with "Jaws IV: The Revenge") and will involve banks and stock exchanges seeing how they might respond to major attacks on stock exchange computer systems, and how banks might cope with cashless ATM machines (rather than how Michael Caine might drum up some cash to buy a new house.)
Similar "cyber war games" have been run in the past by Wall Street - who dubbed their stress test "Quantum Dawn".
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