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The Pursiala biomass power plant in central Finland (Photo: Aki Mykkänen)

In cyber-scenario, 'Blueland' cripples European infrastructure

EU diplomats are rehearsing how to handle a fictional but plausible cyber-strike that targets hospitals and power plants across multiple European countries.

In the EU dry run, "Blueland" manages to infiltrate a Finnish firm that produces industrial-systems software for the healthcare and energy sectors.

Finland detects Blueland's attack on 8 January — but, even so, system failures cascade to power plants and hospitals in more than 10 EU countries causing casualties.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

The Pursiala biomass power plant in central Finland (Photo: Aki Mykkänen)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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