U.S. cyberwar games turn into hacker melee

In the middle of the biggest-ever "Cyber Storm" war game to test the nation's hacker defenses, someone quietly targeted the very computers used to conduct the exercise.

The recent "Cyber Storm" war games held by the U.S. government's Homeland Security Department took a turn when participants tried to hack into the computers that were running the exercise. The war game simulated cyberattacks against the U.S. infrastructure over a five day period. But instead of attacking the scenario, some players opted to cheat. "Cyber Storm 2" is scheduled for March.

Read the full AP story on Wired News: "Threats from everywhere in 'Cyber Storm'".

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