Report: Global cyberattack under way for 5 years

Aug 03, 2011

(AP) -- A computer security firm says cybercriminals have spent at least the past five years targeting more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations to steal troves of data.

McAfee Inc. said in a report Wednesday that the attacks have targeted a broad range of organizations, including the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee and companies in mostly in the United States.

did not say who may be behind the attacks but says the culprit is likely a nation state.

The report is short on specifics, as the is not naming most of the victims or exactly what data were stolen. Most of the victims are in the U.S., with a few in Canada, , Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere.

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Moebius
1 / 5 (1) Aug 03, 2011
Let's hear it again for hackers. This is great. They are all just doin their pre-req's for entering the job market. What a great bunch of guys.
jamesrm
not rated yet Aug 04, 2011
"Most of the victims are in the U.S., with a few in Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere."

Hey you left out China, I wonder why? :)