International Monetary Fund

The ones in charge of security of the IMF still do not know the magnitude of the attack. There are many countries interested in the content of the data bases of the Bottom. The World Bank got to cut its connection with the computers of the IMF after knowing ciberataque. The ones in charge of the investigation are convinced that the assault was executed by means of the technique of " to spear phishing". Hackers executed " he burdens and sophisticated ataque" that extended during several months against the servants employed by the International Monetary Fund (the IMF), according to the official sources consulted by the New York Times, that have declined to realise conjectures on the origin of the incursion. " Gravsimo&quot has been an attack; , it indicated an official of the IMF consulted by the newspaper, that aimed that already they had detected threat indications before the halting the month last of its exdirector manager, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, by sexual assault to a worker in a hotel of New York. Although at the moment the services of the IMF operate with " total normalidad" , ordered of security they still do not know the magnitude of the attack, that has not become public until now and that has stayed to such an extent privily that the Meeting of Directors (main organ of the institution) the past did not have knowledge of the same until Wednesday. Sources consulted suspect that the countries interested in the content of the data bases of the IMF are many, that not only contains essential information on the plans from rescue to Portugal, Greece and Ireland, but stores communications between international leaders, as well as another type in agreements that are " political dynamite for many estados".

The reach of the attack was so serious that the World Bank (whose soothes just is before the power station of the IMF in Washington) got to cut its connection with the computers of the Bottom nothing else to have knowledge of the attack; a measurement that according to a spokesman of the VM was adopted simply by " an excess of precaucin". Attack with Phishing the ones in charge of the investigation practically are convinced that the assault was executed by means of a well-known technique like " to spear phishing" , that begins when the user executes a connection to Internet with malicious content. This type of attacks is distinguished particularly because they are oriented against determined organizations, according to points the company of computer science security Norman in their page Web. The sources consulted by the American means do not discard, nevertheless, that the person in charge of the attack has been an intruder who " simply it was limited to put the system on approval, to see what information class was disponible" , it mentioned the newspaper. Source of the news: The IMF was object during several months of " it burdens and sofisticado" it attacks computer science

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