McAfee reports one of the biggest cyber attacks
August 8, 2011
McAfee Co. denounced that more than 70 organizations in the world among UN and International Olympic Committee were objectives of cyber attacks.
A company spokesman said: “It’s one of the biggest attacks so far. 72 organizations would have been affected for this attack and 49 are in the US”.
The company said that behind these attacks is a state actor although en expert said that all evidences point to China.
Between the victims is US government as well as Taiwan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and Canada, ASEAN, CIO, among others.
The hackers would have taken the secret information from the General Secretariat in Geneva in 2008. The attack wasn’t notice for several years.