Thursday, June 9, 2011

International Monetary Fund Hit by Cyber Attack

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the latest victim of a cyber attack, possibly originating with a sophisticated "spear phishing" penetration, according to news reports. The data breach has been described as "major" and "extensive" although details have not been disclosed. As a precautionary measure, the World Bank has cut off direct network links with the IMF.

Recent high-profile cyber incidents in recent weeks include the RSA Secure-ID data breach, Sony, Google, Lockheed Martin and CitiGroup.http://www.imf.orf

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