According to the Wall Street Journal, an IMF spokesperson confirms that it is taking measures to safeguard against a possible hack attack from cybervigilante group Anonymous.
„We are aware of the threat, and have taken appropriate action,“ an IMF spokesman told the WSJ.
Anonymous posted a tweet on Wednesday urging followers to set their sights on the IMF website. „#OperationGreece: Target: http://www.imf.org,“ the tweet read. The time of the attack is still „TBA.“
IMF, currently in negotiations to help stabilize Greece’s suffering economy, recently approved a $40 billion dollar loan as a part of a $140 billion bailout package.
Anonymous released a missive on May 25condemning the Greek Government and the IMF for accepting the loan without letting citizens vote on the agreement, and for subjecting the people of the country to „prolonged poverty and a dramatic decrease in their standards of living.“
„The people of Greece have been left with no other option than to take to the streets in a peaceful revolution against the economic tyrants that are the IMF,“ Anonymous wrote.
- IMF Braces For Possible Hack Attack (huffingtonpost.com)
- IMF: Taking Steps Against Possible Hacking Threat (blogs.wsj.com)
- More Woe For Greece As Credit Rating Slashed (news.sky.com)