Reuters has reported exclusively on a simulated war game in which 10 countries, including Israel, the US, UK, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, cooperated to fight a mock cyberattack on the global financial system.

The event evolved over 10 days as sensitive data emerged on the Dark Web and the war game used fake news reports that further increased chaos caused in global markets. The simulated attack was purported to have been caused by what officials called “sophisticated” players and was composed of several different of attack methods that impacted global foreign exchange and bond markets, liquidity, integrity of data and transactions between importers and exporters.

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