Experts suspect source of targeted attack to be nation state as reports suggest IMF systems have been under attack for months.

This article titled “IMF cyber-attack led by hackers seeking ‘privileged information'” was written by Charles Arthur, technology editor, for The Guardian on Sunday 12th June 2011 16.02 UTC

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is investigating a serious cyber-attack in which some of its systems were compromised and used to access internal data.

Security experts said the source seemed to be a “nation state” aiming to gain a “digital insider presence” on the network of the IMF, the inter-governmental group that oversees the global financial system and brings together 187 member countries.

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