Monday, June 13, 2011

DSK and hacking the Int'l Monetary Fund

While lecherous International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, President of the World Bank, is being hung high after being accused of attempted rape of a hotel worker (prompting demonstrations and "Slut Walks") -- and Hillary Clinton is put forward as the leading candidate to replace him -- some state-funded entity [CIA, China, Israel, UK?] is upping the ante:

IMF Hacked; No End in Sight to Security Horror Shows
Ian Paul (PCWorld, June 12, 2011)
The recent online intrusion into International Monetary Fund servers may have been the work of malicious hackers working for a foreign government, according to online reports. The IMF is reportedly reluctant to disclose where it believes the attacks came from since 187 of the world's 194 nations (as recognized by the U.S. Department of State) are members of the fund. The hack's perpetrators obtained a "large quantity of data," including e-mail and other documents during the intrusion, according to Bloomberg. The attacks reportedly began before May 14 when IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested in New York on sexual assault charges. The IMF provides, among other functions, economic assistance and policy advice to nations in financial distress to help stabilize the global economy. That means the global agency has, as The New York Times recently reported, "highly confidential information about the fiscal condition of many nations." As such, the IMF's files contain "political dynamite" that could affect global markets, according to the Times. It's not clear if the data stolen from the IMF was particularly sensitive. More

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