IMF Gets Hit With Major Cyberattack Security Breach

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was recently hit with a major cyberattack. The IMF is responsible for preventing financial problems across the world. The IMF also has tons of confidential information about the fiscal conditions of countries.

“This was a very major breach,” stated an IMF official. The breach took place even before French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped down for sexually assaulting a maid in a New York hotel. It in uncertain what kind of data that hackers were able to get their hands on to.

The attack was believed to be using a “spear phishing” technique. That means an individual from within the IMF clicked on a malicious web link or by running a program that opens access to the network of the computer.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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  1. Craft for Cash says:

    I bet the FBI are pissed, they hate it when someone who doesn't work for them does their job, you know like exposing criminals in the IMF and such. To bad their ego's are so bruised that they will no doubt go after the people who expose the truth about the criminal activities in the IMF ~instead of the real criminals who work for the IMF.

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