IMF hit by cyber attack

Fund says attack did not target top leader and it has “re-secured” 11 compromised email accounts

International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, DC
International Monetary Fund Headquarters 2, Washington, DC
Photo: John Harrington

The International Monetary Fund revealed on March 15 that it had fallen victim to a cyber attack in February.

In a statement, the IMF said it detected the “cyber incident” on February 16, saying a subsequent investigation found 11 email accounts had been compromised. These have since been “re-secured”, the fund said.

“We have no indication of further compromise beyond these email accounts at this point in time,” the IMF said. “The investigation into this incident is continuing.”

The fund said it

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