The Federal Reserve has acknowledged that one of its websites was compromised by hackers. The group known only as Anonymous has claimed credit for the hacking. Unfortunately, the breach does not appear to have had any deleterious impact on the Fed’s policy of QE Infinity.
The US Federal Reserve bank has confirmed one of its internal websites was broken into by hackers after the hacktivist group Anonymous was claimed to have stolen details of more than 4,000 bank executives.
“The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a spokeswoman for the US central bank said.
“Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system,” the spokeswoman said, adding that all individuals affected by the breach had been contacted. (Read More)