Federal Reserve confirms its system was breached

By | February 11, 2013

Source: Computerworld

Sec73“Malicious attackers gained entry to internal Federal Reserve System computers, illegally copying a database of banking executive contact information, the banking system has confirmed.

“The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product. The vulnerability was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue,” a Federal Reserve spokesman wrote in an email. “This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve System.”

The Federal Reserve did not identify the attackers, however, on Sunday, a group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous, the loose collective of malicious hackers, posted the personal information of more than 4,000 bank executives, stating the information came from the Federal Reserve.” Read more here.

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