June 12, 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack earlier this year, the New York Times reported Saturday, quoting senior officials at the world lender.
The global financial institution — which has been spearheading the response to the eurozone crisis in recent months — has detailed and market-moving information on the fiscal shape of the world’s economies.
“This was a very major breach,” an IMF official said, according to the Times, adding that the months-long attack began before former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in Manhattan.
The IMF could not be reached Saturday, but the Times quoted its spokesman as saying the fund was investigating an incident and was “fully functional.”
This article was posted: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 6:51 am