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elsid13
06-14-2011, 04:32 PM
The FBI is investigating a major computer security breach at the International Monetary Fund that resulted from a targeted attack possibly launched by a foreign government and that went on for months before being detected.

The IMF, an organization of 187 countries, is focused on ensuring the stability of the international monetary and financial system. The organization provided $91.7 billion in emergency loans last year, including one-third of the bailout packages in Europe, reported Bloomberg. It also is involved in promoting exchange rate stability.

Exposure of the IMF’s sensitive country financial information could alter world markets, and behind-the-scenes loan negotiations by national leaders is “political dynamite in many countries,” a fund official told the New York Times.

http://gcn.com/articles/2011/06/14/imf-hacked-foreign-government-suspected.aspx

It looks like the Chinese were behind this attack so they could manipulate the world economic situation for their benefit.

DomCasual
06-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Well, now that's comforting.

elsid13
06-14-2011, 04:41 PM
Well, now that's comforting.

Google RSA Hack if you want to get some real comfort. I really think it might be safer to take my cash out of the back and bury in backyard.

Boobs McGee
06-14-2011, 08:51 PM
Is this the attack anonymous was talking about by chance? Not the Reserve directly, but possibly some information TOWARDS that threat?

elsid13
06-15-2011, 01:47 AM
Is this the attack anonymous was talking about by chance? Not the Reserve directly, but possibly some information TOWARDS that threat?

No, this was done by state sponsored group.

alkemical
06-15-2011, 05:58 AM
Hmmm. I've read a few things lately that seem to say WWIII will be fought online.

Beantown Bronco
06-15-2011, 06:21 AM
Hmmm. I've read a few things lately that seem to say WWIII will be fought online.

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alkemical
06-15-2011, 06:34 AM
I'll have to catch it later. Not able to do flash @ this moment.

Requiem
06-15-2011, 07:06 AM
Hehe. Radical.

Beantown Bronco
06-15-2011, 07:31 AM
I'll have to catch it later. Not able to do flash @ this moment.

Trailer for "Live Free or Die Hard".