Monday, September 27, 2010

Cyber Attack Exercise held at UIS

College students from all around the state are at UIS in Springfield hacking into computer networks. The university is hosting a Cyber Attack Exercise that allows these students to learn different ways hackers might exploit a machine.

It's a big city's idea of a really bad day. A power plant is compromised. Someone has attacked a power grid and wiped out the control systems. This attack sends the city into a black-out. This is just one incident confronting students in a mock cyber attack.

The Cyber Attack Exercise was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a September 24, 2010 report.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website