Feb 27 2008
it belonged to them so why not.
It was reported on 26 Feb 08, that the Yili Electric Power Plant (located in Xinjiang) had recently carried out a live hacker attack exercise against its own network in order to raise the capability of network personnel to defend against outside attacks. The Yili Power Plant personnel playing the parts of the hackers had no determined time or target of the simulated attack, they could attack whenever or wherever within the network.
One of the more interesting aspects of the article, was that this was to increase the ability of network personnel to respond to emergency incidents in support of engineering project “SG186.” Here is a little about Project SG186:
Playing a critical role in the SG186 information infrastructure project under the Chinese Government’s strategic economic blueprint — the 11th Five-Year Plan, the SGCC data center faced an urgent need to optimize its information management to keep pace with business growth and the fast changing requirements of the China power industry. The top priority was to integrate all scattered, diversified and isolated data sources onto a unified storage and management platform, offering a centralized data service environment and analytics platform for all IT applications.
UPDATE: Added that this was a simulated attack, performed by personnel within the Yili Power Plant in case there was any confusion.
UPDATE TO UPDATE: Actually only added four words, which I have put in
bold, because the previous update made it sound like there was zero way you could have determined that before the additions.
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