Was the World Bank successfully hacked?

Fox News, in an exclusive, says yes.

Citing some unnamed sources, Fox reported Friday that the World Bank, which provides financial assistance to developing countries, has had some 40 servers compromised and an unknown amount of personal data stolen.

The bank, however, denies this, saying no sensitive information has been hijacked and that most businesses suffer attempted hacks, so this is nothing out of the ordinary.

I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Sounds as if attackers may have been targeting the venerable organization in much more sustained ways that your average business might see. But it also is likely that no major breach has occurred.

We'll have to see what comes of this.

But a general takeaway: Monitor your network for suspicious activity. Whenever we hear about a mega breach, the attackers, it seems, were able to go about their business without disturbing a soul.

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