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This British businessman holds a key to reset the internet in case of a cyber attack

Bath-based Paul Kane has one of the keys that can reset the internet if it comes under attack. Photo: SWNS

British businessman Paul Kane, a designated holder of one of just seven keys that can reboot the internet in times of crisis, has allowed cameras into his office.

The father-of-two was headhunted to take on the special role which would require him to fly to a top-secret location in the US with other card-holders where they would together turn a master key to reboot the web.

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The security measure is aimed at protecting governments, banks and businesses in the event of a global cyber attack from hackers, terrorists or hostile powers.

Paul Kane's internet key cards are kept inside a sealed bag. Credit: SWNS