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The Federal Reserve’s website was breached earlier this week and the monetary agency acknowledged some users’ information was compromised, though it didn’t provide specifics.
ZDNet reported Anonymous “hacktivists” were able to access personal information of more than 4,000 U.S. bank executives on Sunday and published the information on the Web. The Fed, however, didn’t confirm or deny the report.
“The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a Federal Reserve spokesman said after Reuters reported the breach. “The exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue.”
The Fed said the breach did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve System.
After the breach the Fed warned