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International Monetary Fund Hit by Cyber-Attack

The IMF detected the hack on February 16, 2024

In a report by securityweek.com, “11 IMF email accounts had been compromised. The hacked accounts were ‘re-secured’ and there is no indication at this point in the ongoing probe that the attacker gained access beyond these email accounts.”

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How extensive was the hack?

It is unclear how extensive the breach is.

In a statement by the IMF, it said: “The IMF takes prevention of, and defence against, cyber incidents very seriously and, like all organisations, operates under the assumption that cyber incidents will unfortunately occur.

“The IMF has a robust cybersecurity programme in place to respond quickly and effectively to such incidents.”

The IMF has confirmed that no top officials’ accounts have been compromised.

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