This is serious, big: and mostly classified at this point. The news broke a few hours ago.
Today's issue with "commercial malware" could be a sort of accident: someone making the wrong assumption about a file they found. Or, it could be much more serious.
And, cyberattacks are nothing new.
Last year, China said they didn't do it. I expect they'll say the same this year.
Previous blogs on cyberattacks:
- "International Monetary Fund Allegedly Hacked - And It's Not News"
(November 14, 2008)
- "World Bank Under Cyberattack? Surprise! "
(November 2, 2008)
- "Lehman Collapsed, the World Bank's Been Hacked, General Motor's not Bankrupt - Maybe: What a Mess! "
(October 12, 2008)
- "World Bank Group Network Hacked; Chinese IPs Used: Just What We Need "
(October 10, 2008)