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    The first pan-European cyber-security exercise Cyber Europe 2010 was held on Thursday as part of efforts to ensure that Europe can defend itself from attacks against its key IT systems, a European Commission spokesman said.

    The first pan-European cyber-security exercise Cyber Europe 2010 was held on Thursday as part of efforts to ensure that Europe can defend itself from attacks against its key IT systems, a European Commission spokesman said.

    Cyber Europe 2010 comprised 20 EU member countries as well as Norway and Switzerland. Participants had to cooperate to avoid a simulated total network crash.

    The exercise's scenario involved attempts to install fake malware on critical online services by around 130 experts and then block it under the hypothetic situation that the Internet-connection between the EU and other European countries has been disrupted, Jonathan Todd said.

    "This is the first time such an exercise is being organized, but in future we may look at more complex scenarios," the spokesman said, adding that NATO did not participate in the exercise.

    BRUSSELS, November 4 (RIA Novosti) 

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