Thursday, August 4, 2011

Operation Shady Rat Revealed

In a striking example of the kind of security threats faced by enterprises these days, McAfee has released a report that shows some 72 enterprises having been attacked in a vast "snoop" operation. Several Canadian Government departments were among those hacked and there were 48 break-ins in the US. It takes an extremely large and effective organization to carry off attacks like this and there are allegations of state support for the attacks - as yet unproven. For one good summary of this situation, check out this article.

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