The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobbying group in the world, was hacked and all of the information stored on its computer systems was accessible to the hackers, who are suspected to have operated out of China. This, according to a stunning report published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.
A Chamber spokesperson told TPM in a statement that the Chamber could “confirm that the quotes and background information provided by the Chamber to the Journal are accurate.”
Even more worrisome, the brazen hack might have remained undetected for up to a year, according to The Journal’s report, which notes that the Chamber only became aware of the intrusion when it was alerted by the FBI.
From the Wall Street Journal:http://online.wsj.com/video/china-hackers-attack-us-chamber-of-commerce/A4DF072E-BD65-4063-ABFF-ECB6A9C0312C.html