In post-Brexit UK, the resilience of domestic supply chains became the target of sustained hacktivist interest. Following the reveal of a technical exploit in fuel distribution, the markets were abuzz with talks of a potential US-UK energy alliance and uncertainty on the vulnerability of certain suppliers. Domestic unrest followed with the emergence of social media campaigns claiming an imminent fuel shortage in the UK, with pumps running dry due to panic buying.
In the 2019 scenario, student teams were challenged to respond to a concerted campaign of market manipulation, and fake news social media campaigns, designed to undermine the UK’s post-Brexit trade talks. In addition, students teams were required to contend with the possibility of using offensive cyber options in response, and present their recommendations.
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