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Offline hockeyfan1

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Massive cyber-attack
« on: August 04, 2011, 02:10:06 AM »
Seems that these hackers will stop at nothing.....more massive and more pervasive....

Security experts have discovered an unprecedented series of cyber attacks on the networks of 72 organizations globally, including the United Nations, governments and corporations, over a five-year period.

The long list of victims in the extended campaign include the governments of the United States, Taiwan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada; the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the International Olympic Committee (IOC); the World Anti-Doping Agency; and an array of companies, from defense contractors to high-tech enterprises.

In the case of the United Nations, the hackers broke into the computer system of its secretariat in Geneva in 2008, hid there for nearly two years, and quietly combed through reams of secret data, according to McAfee. 

Even we were surprised by the enormous diversity of the victim organizations and were taken aback by the audacity of the perpetrators," McAfee's vice president of threat research, Dmitri Alperovitch, wrote in a 14-page report released on Wednesday.

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Offline Damian

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Re: Massive cyber-attack
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 09:58:21 AM »
A few weeks back our office router (on Bells network) was being attacked from a source located in China... Bell, as usual was useless in the matter.... we since implemented a number of security pieces in the wake of that.... but scary nonetheless... we have nothing of value for them, but I expect they were attempting to use our network as yet another launch point

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Re: Massive cyber-attack
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 10:17:40 AM »
So that's what happen to the old forum. Darn cyber attackers!