The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has confirmed news of it being a victim in a sophisticated cyber attack; this is the latest in a series of high profile hacking incidents against major corporations and institutions.
Cyber security officials stated the hack was a probable attempt to install a software to create a ?digital insider presence?. However the fund has declined to disclose the nature of the attack.
“We had an incident,” said IMF spokesman David Hawley. “We’re investigating it and the fund is completely functional.” He said IMF staff received a “routine notification” about the incident by email on Wednesday asking them to contact their tech department “if they saw anything suspicious.”
“I am not in a position to elaborate further on the extent of the cyber security incident?, he added.
The IMF, which holds sensitive economic data about many countries, has confirmed that all the operations are normal and functional.
Sources: BBC; The Wall Street Journal