Hack Attack on The World Bank Group's computer network!

United States
October 11, 2008 5:04pm CST
Fox News reported that the World Bank Group's computer has been HACKED INTO at least six times over a year. The IP addresses of the hackers reside in China. No one knows how much information got ripped off. Bank officials sent an urgent email trying to suppress this information but obviously it failed. * Here is the original story: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435681,00.html * The email in question which is a PDF: http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/UnprecedentedCrisisEmail.pdf * Where I learned of this: http://www.slyck.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=44850&p=489715#p489715
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@snowy22315 (32641)
• United States
17 Oct 08
That's pretty frightening. You tend to think your information is safe in a bank. I guess in this computer age security can never be absolute. That is why it pays to be cautious online. I dont divulge any personal information if I can avoid it.
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• United States
18 Oct 08
The 'fly in that ointment' is you don't need to divulge such information for it to get free. A careless bank employee or medical secretary can accidentally free your info to the great blue marble. * LifeLock has a program that covers your bum in such data breaches. I am enrolled with a like program with my bank. * https://secure.lifelock.com/enrollmentform.aspx?promocode=good&gclid=CNv0jbWXsZYCFQJNagodSTzyLg
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
12 Oct 08
Gee thats a bit of a worry, I thought banks were supposed to have top security in line, makes you wonder how safe your own information is, very scary...