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The World Bank has denied reports that hackers penetrated its network on multiple occasions over the last year. Fox News reports the financial institution has suffered at least six attacks since the middle of 2007. The assault emerged in the course of a separate FBI investigation, prompting the bank to issue a memo (pdf) to …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Well, there you go then

    Fox News? Fair and Balanced? Yeah, right.

    This is a softening up piece. Just wait for the follow up that subtley suggests that hackers are responsible for the US mortgages, banks and share market collapses, not the attrocious economic policies of the last decade.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Y'gotta read between the lines with these weaselly bastards...

    >"at no point has a hacking attack accessed sensitive information in the World Bank's Treasury, procurement, anti-corruption or human resources departments"

    So we *can* be sure that a) hacking attacks have accessed what they would call non-sensitive information in those departments, and /or that b) hacking attacks have accessed sensitive information in every other department. Otherwise they wouldn't have specified "sensitive" information, nor listed the departments.

  3. Mr Spoon

    So they're not denying the e-mail is real?

    Because it seems pretty explicit to me, I don't really see how it can be mis-interpreted.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    how would you know...

    How would the World Bank know if a hacking attack was successful? Isn't a successful attach undetected by definition? All they know about is the unsuccessful, and nearly-successful attacks.

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