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WASHINGTON, June 23 The IMF said on Thursday it
had identified computer files that were copied during a recent
cyberattack and has no evidence information in emails or the
fund's financial systems was compromised.
"We have identified files that have been copied and we are
assessing the importance of those files," IMF spokesman David
Hawley told a regular news briefing on Thursday.
"However, we have no evidence that information held in our
emails, our financial systems or the fund's document management
system have been compromised," he added.
The IMF, the main global economic overseer, provides loans
and advice to 187 member countries and its computer system
contains sensitive information on economies.
Asked by reporters what kind of files were copied, Hawley
said the fund was investigating that, as well as who may be
behind the attack.
"The source is a matter for investigation," he added.
The attack on the IMF's computer system drew attention
because of an increasing number of network break-ins reported
by institutions and companies in recent months. Also hit
recently have been Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the biggest
information technology provider to the U.S. government,
Citigroup Inc (C.N), Sony Corp (6758.T) and Google (GOOG.O).
(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by James Dalgleish
and Andrew Hay)