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Uncovered Operation Shady RAT is biggest Series of Cyber Attacks

Security company McAfee uncovers largest hacking campaign to date.

Aug 3 2011, 3:10am CDT | by

Uncovered Operation Shady RAT is biggest Series of Cyber Attacks
 
 
 

The U.N. and over 70 other organizations have been hacked over the last five years. Security company McAfee uncovered this series of cyber attacks known as Operation Shady RAT. McAfee found the trace of these massive hackings in logs of a command and control server. The hackers infiltrated networks and stayed there to collect and steal data for long periods of times. 

The hacking could be backed by a government, but no hard evidence is found yet. It is not clear what happened to the very diverse data and who will be using it. The only thing that is clear is that really massive amounts of proprietary data changed hands. There is big article about Operation Shady RAT on Vanity Fair.  

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Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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