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Windows 7: Operation Shady RAT

03 Aug 2011   #1
A Guy

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Operation Shady RAT

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Hackers breached the computer networks of 72 organizations around the world over a five-year period, in the biggest hacking campaign discovered to date, security firm McAfee said on Wednesday.
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Exclusive: Operation Shady rat—Unprecedented Cyber-espionage Campaign and Intellectual-Property Bonanza
For at least five years, a high-level hacking campaign—dubbed Operation Shady rat—has infiltrated the computer systems of national governments, global corporations, nonprofits, and other organizations, with more than 70 victims in 14 countries. Lifted from these highly secure servers, among other sensitive property: countless government secrets, e-mail archives, legal contracts, and design schematics. Here, Vanity Fair’s Michael Joseph Gross breaks the news of Operation Shady rat’s existence—and speaks to the McAfee cyber-security expert who discovered it.
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03 Aug 2011   #2
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It would appear that if the government...or anyone else, wanted to keep secrets unknown, they shouldn't store them on computers. It's one thing for an individual or even a business to run a risk with computers, but I would think that the government should not...at least not on any connected to the internet or any other method of access that can be hacked.
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