UN investigating alleged cyber attack

Martin Nesirky

A fact-finding exercise is taking place following allegations of a major cyber attack on the United Nations.

Martin Nesirky, the Secretary-General's Spokesperson, says the UN office in Geneva is verifying whether the intrusion took place or not.

Security experts on Wednesday revealed that a series of cyber attacks over five years has affected a huge number of organizations, including the United Nations.

Nesirky says the UN is aware of the 14-page report and its contents.

"The UN Office in Geneva immediately started a fact-finding exercise to ascertain whether the alleged intrusion can be confirmed or not. And to this end the network logs from September 2008 up to December 2010 are being analyzed. And it is expected that analysis will take several days to complete."

The cyber attack is being described as one of the biggest ever cyber attacks uncovered.

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