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Shady RAT World Wide Hacking

Operation Shady Rat by Dovell Bonnet, Access-Smart.comRecently McAffe published a worldwide hacking report about what they are calling Shady RAT.

The United Nations, Olympic committees, governments, U.S. real estate company, a major media organization based in New York, a satellite communications company and other companies around the world, totaling 72 organizations, have been hacked by a “state actor”.

While there are suspicions as to which country was involved,it has not yet been proven. McAfee’s vice-president of threat research, Dmitri Alperovitch, wrote in a 14-page report that, “Even we were surprised by the enormous diversity of the victim organizations and were taken aback by the audacity of the perpetrators. What is happening to all this data … is still largely an open question. However, if even a fraction of it is used to build better competing products or beat a competitor at a key negotiation (due to having stolen the other team’s playbook), the loss represents a massive economic threat.” Read More→