Crescendo

Project CRESCENDO was an action study examining the capabilities and techniques needed to bring down every computer network in Great Britain. The study imagined employing both software actors and EMP devices to execute a "hard kill" on the vast majority of electronic digital operations across the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Given the loss of infrastructure, communications and, ultimately, life that would result, CRESCENDO would only be considered well after the "Godzilla Threshold" had been crossed.

The first CRESCENDO team completed their report in 2007. There is still a semi-active CRESCENDO committee, which serves mostly to keep a listening brief on GCHQ's efforts to detect cyberterrorists before they strike. Rather than helping, CRESCENDO is instead seeking to glean "digital DNA" to potentially incorporate into their own apocalypse-causing software.

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