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PostSubject: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:04 am

The International Monetary Fund has revealed it has been the target of a cyber attack on its computer systems.

An IMF spokesman confirmed the attack, which highlights a growing rash of network break-ins at high-profile institutions.

"The fund is fully functional," IMF spokesman David Hawley said.

"I can confirm that we are investigating an incident. I am not in a position to elaborate further on the extent of the cybersecurity incident."

Bloomberg said the IMF's computer system was attacked by hackers "believed to be connected to a foreign government, resulting in the loss of emails and other documents."

The attack occurred before the May 14 arrest of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on sexual assault charges , it said.


It did not identify a suspect government and cybersecurity experts say it is very difficult to trace a sophisticated cyber break-in to its ultimate source.

Sky News has previously learnt of the growing threat Western governments and corporations under from hackers based in countries such as China.

Experts say the covert action was to install software that would give a nation state a "digital insider presence" on the network, a cybersecurity expert who has worked for the IMF and World Bank said.

"It was a targeted attack," said Tom Kellerman, who understands the network architecture at both international financial institutions and who serves on the board of a group known as the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance.

"The code was developed and released for this purpose," he said.

An official with the World Bank, it sister institution in Washington, said the World Bank had cut its network connection with the IMF out of "caution."

The information shared on that link was "non sensitive info," the official added
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PostSubject: Re: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:05 am

But what makes the police? It has to be the fault to Bin Laden, but not he died. The world becomes completely crazy, they speak about it because one they prick some cash, which is to be our.

Mais que fait la police ? Ce doit être la faute à Ben Laden, mais non il est mort. Le monde devient complètement fou, ils en parlent parce qu'on leurs piquent du fric, qui se trouve être le notre.
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PostSubject: Re: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:01 am

HACK THE PLANET ! clap
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PostSubject: Re: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Seems as if people are trying their best to do that Gwaedin
Il semble qu'il y a des gens qui font de leur mieux pour y arriver Gwaedin
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PostSubject: Re: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:44 am

lol! I hope so !
It could be a great world without money, richmen and politicians.
What do you think ?
The same rank for everybody and the same chances.
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PostSubject: Re: IMF Admits To Cyber Attack By 'Nation State'   Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:11 am

I agree everybody on the same level.. no money everbyody sharing.

It'll never happen, the poor can but dream; and the rich grow greedier.
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