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International Monetary Fund Hit By Cyber Attack 208

DotNM writes "CityNews and other media outlets are reporting that the International Monetary Fund has been hit by a 'cyber attack.' They are withholding most of the details; however, it is known that the World Bank has shut down a 'link' between them and the IMF." Adds reader Hugh Pickens, "A cyber security expert told Reuters the infiltration had been a targeted attack, which installed software designed to give a nation state a 'digital insider presence' at the IMF. 'The code was developed and released for this purpose,' said Tom Kellerman, who has worked for the Fund. Bloomberg quoted an unnamed security expert as saying the hackers were connected to a foreign government — however, such attacks are very difficult to trace."
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International Monetary Fund Hit By Cyber Attack

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 12, 2011 @04:28AM (#36416228)

    That's exactly what the guy responsible for the cyber attacks would say!

  • by improfane ( 855034 ) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @05:12AM (#36416340) Journal

    I actually laughed out.

    The most secure computer is one that is not on the internet or networked to other computers. I am surprised BSG preaches that to the mainstream. Or that never sleep with robots.

    A BSG ship must be one that must be managed by a team of sysadmins. If you can't network you must have one physical computer per subsystem.

    sudo /etc/init.d/hyperdrive restart
    Core dump: Failed to restart, not aligned
    Hint: Is antimatter callibrator powered and within frequency range?
    vim /etc/hyperdrive.conf

  • by lexsird ( 1208192 ) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @06:01AM (#36416432)

    Haha, I was wondering what "America has defaulted on its Chinese loans!" means? Does that mean we are going to be evicted? That is what CountryWide Loans did to me and my wife when we defaulted on our mortgage. "Whoopsie, catch you next month?" didn't cut is for us too many times. Doesn't Proverbs or something read "A borrower is slave to the lender?" and "Never a borrower or lender be?" I guess nobody played Monopoly either. Here's one thing about playing Monopoly, what happens when the big kid flips the board over and pounds you with your own Radio Flyer Wagon?

    China: " land on Park Place, it has hotel, you owe me, I win!
    USA: "grrrr...."
    China: "you empty pockets NOW!"
    USA: "You want wants in my pockets? you go. BOOOOOOOOM, it's a thermal nuke from space! I guess you shouldn't try hacking"
    China: "Jokes on you, we have nanobot and organic weapons we have been seeding you from Wal-Mart! You will all turn to zombies, we will rule the world!"
    Australia: "Eastern Australia is attacking Western Australia...I need card, and I am strat moving all my armies to Siam....What?"
    Britain: "I say old chap, you are playing the wrong game! It's Monopoly, not RISK."
    Alfred E. Newman: What? Me worry?

  • Nevermind (Score:4, Funny)

    by martin-boundary ( 547041 ) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @06:10AM (#36416446)
    Nevermind, it turns out it was just Goldman Sachs trying to colocate their servers with the IMF computers...
  • by WrongSizeGlass ( 838941 ) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @07:51AM (#36416648)

    Must have been a "click my boobs to see them juggle" email.

    This was the IMF so they probably clicked one of those 'Pay Day Loan' emails to check up on the competition ;-)

  • by Errtu76 ( 776778 ) on Sunday June 12, 2011 @08:20AM (#36416716) Journal

    mod this up to see my boobies

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