The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been the target of a cyber attack probably commissioned by a state wishing to obtain information on the strategies of the Fund, the Western media reported on Sunday.
“It was a targeted attack. The computer code was developed and circulated for this purpose, ” said Tom Kellerman, an expert from the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, quoted by Reuters.
According to the IMF representative, David Hawley, the Fund is fully operational, while the investigation into the incident is underway.
According to Reuters, the target of the attack was to install spyware into the computer system that would allow the IMF to an interested State to have an “internal digital presence” on the network. He added that the intrusion would have occurred before the arrest for sexual assault on 14 May, director of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
FBI agents involved in that investigations to trace the source of the attack.