European Data Protection Digest

OECD Network Hacked

DATA LOSS

November 5, 2010

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) confirmed on Thursday that its network had been hacked, reports euobserver.com. An OECD spokesman described the event as a sophisticated attack. "We've got quite high levels of security protocols at the OECD, and this has been able to bypass those security measures," said Stephen Di Biasio, adding that the agency is trying to clear malware out of its system. "It's not a destructive attack," Di Biasio said, "It's obviously fishing for information." Di Biasio believes the malware came from a USB memory stick. "Our agents travel around the world," he said. "There are exchanges of information, exchanges of USB keys."
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