Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sophisticated Cyberattack Is Reported by the I.M.F. - NYTimes.com

On a related note, see “The Military Alone Can’t Protect Against Increasing Cyberattacks

Because the fund has been at the center of economic bailout programs for Portugal, Greece and Ireland — and possesses sensitive data on other countries that may be on the brink of crisis — its database contains potentially market-moving information. It also includes communications with national leaders as they negotiate, often behind the scenes, on the terms of international bailouts. Those agreements are, in the words of one fund official, “political dynamite in many countries.” It was unclear what information the attackers were able to access.

Sophisticated Cyberattack Is Reported by the I.M.F. - NYTimes.com

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