US Federal Reserve Gets Hacked

US Federal Reserve Gets Hacked

The US Federal Reserve said that one of its internal websites had been hacked today. It’s unclear who did the hacking, but authorities say that the hackers were not able to do any serious damage.

Reuters says that “no critical functions of the central bank were affected by the intrusion”. The internal website that the hackers breached was a contact database for banks to use during a natural disaster — basically, execs used it to update the US Federal Reserve on whether or not their operations have been damaged in a disaster. It was not a public website. A spokesperson for the US Federal Reserve said:

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

This hack follows Anonymous’ leak of the account data of 4000 bank executives. [Reuters]

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