FBI investigating IMF computer hack, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:03am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has joined an investigation of a cyber attack on the International Monetary Fund's computer systems, a U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman said Saturday night.

"The FBI is working this with IMF," the spokeswoman, Lieutenant Colonel April Cunningham of the Air Force, said in an emailed reply to Reuters, referring to an "active" probe. The FBI, the U.S. government's main criminal investigative agency, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Jim Wolf and Jim Vicini; Editing by Peter Cooney)