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Which is the anonymous nation state hacker conducting cyber war against other government sites?

McAfee has released the results of a five year study, code named Operation Shady RAT, which shows how an unnamed rogue hacker has attacked a variety of global players.

In a range of studies over the course of a five year operation they identified one specific, probably nation state source of cyber crime, which targeting more than 70 global companies, governments and non-profit organisations.

Researchers at McAfee Labs collected logs that reveal the full extent of their target demographic.

Starting in mid-2006, researchers analysed attacks affecting some organisations for up to 28 months.  In total, compromised companies spanned 14 countries, including the UK and more than 30 unique organisation types ranging from the US federal government, satellite communications companies, the Canadian government, the Vietnamese government, the Taiwanese government and more.

Were there any major nations they didn't attack?

We wonder who this country could be?

This was first published in August 2011

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