The International Monetary Fund, which manages the money of many a nation around the world, was recently the victim of what has been described as a "large and sophisticated" attack on its systems. It isn't yet clear how bad the damage is.
The breach certainly comes at a bad time, as the fund was only just rocked by the sexual assault charges against its former director Dominique Strauss-Kahn last month. However, the attack might have taken place even before said charges, though an official statement has yet to be made. The hackers responsible could, then, have had access to very serious information for some time: