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It's Official: We're a Threat!

We be bad. Via Chicago Tribune:

The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers.


Participants confirmed parts of the worldwide simulation challenged government officials and industry executives to respond to deliberate misinformation campaigns and activist calls by Internet bloggers, online diarists whose "Web logs" include political rantings and musings about current events.

I suppose, in a manner of speaking, this could be considered both encouraging (we must be making a difference! They're afraid of us!) and alarming (Holy Shit, they are out to shut us down!) but then look further for a couple of details:

(1) They ran this exerecise on "isolated computers" so who knows what the fuck effect it would have on the real Net, which is more robust by the day and more international too, and

(2) This was "coordinated" by Homeland Security. If you watched the Brownie testimony yesterday you are aware they can't find their own asses with both hands, a map, and a team of search dogs, so maybe our asses are still relatively safe for awhile.

Carry on. Pay no attention to that black vehicle down the block, it's just the Cat Detector Van.

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