Data Theft: World Bank

In earlier this year the World Bank suffered from a series of attacks, resulting in data theft.

The World bank, which has incredibly valuable data relating to national economies around the world, was reported to be a victim of several attacks in October 2008. The attacks had been occurring for over a year, and resulted in a the the CIO being replaced by Robert Van Pulley.

In December 2008 it was announced that Satyam, a software vendor, had been banned from providing services to the World Bank, after it was alleged that Satyam’s systems had been providing back doors into the World Bank. Satyam has vigorously denied this.

This data theft has to be one of the biggest allegations of the year, its not like HSBC has lost a server.


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