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Risk Management

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Melanie Rodier
Melanie Rodier
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IMF: As If It Didn't Have Enough To Worry About, Now Suffers Huge Hack Attack

After the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal, the last thing the IMF needed was to once again be in the news for all the wrong reasons.

As if it didn't have enough to worry about -- with the Dominique Strauss Kahn scandal and its new leadership still up in the air -- the International Monetary Fund is now investigating an attack on its computer system, which could have yielded a huge amount of private economic data used by the world's largest financial organization.

Hackers apparently planted software inside the IMF system. Security experts say a nation state is most likely to be behind the cyber attack, although proving which country was involved would be difficult, according to this Marketplace report.

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio
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