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Internet Terror

CIA oversees war game to mimic response to crippling Internet attack

The CIA is conducting a secretive war game to practice defending against an electronic assault on the same scale as the Nine-Eleven attacks.

Those taking part in Operation Silent Horizon say the three-day event is designed to test the ability of the government and others to respond to escalating Internet disruptions.

The simulated attacks are being carried out five years in the future by a fictional alliance of anti-American organizations. The most serious pretend damage is expected to be inflicted in the war game's closing hours today.

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