I.M.F. Victim of 'Large and Sophisticated' Hacking Attack
The International Monetary Fund, once headed by new Tribeca resident and alleged sex offender Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been hit by a cyber attack that an official called a "very major breach." Anonymous, is this you? The attack occurred over the last few months, but as of yet it's unclear as to what kind of information the hackers were able to get to. The I.M.F. has information in its databases that is "potentially market-moving," and communications with leaders that could be "political dynamite in many countries." At the beginning of the month, a spokesman for the fund said that they were aware of a possible threat from "hacktivist" collective Anonymous and were taking preventative measures.
For further reading, here's Anonymous' statement of purpose on the attack.
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