Federal Reserve: We Were Hacked Too

The news comes barely a day after Anonymous's successful infiltration of 4,000 bankers' Internet details.

The Federal Reserve has revealed that hackers successfully infiltrated its computer system. The attack on one of the Fed's internal websites, and which was thought to have been the work of Anonymous, was unsuccessful, however. with no critical functions of the bank being affected. "The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," said a spokesperson. "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system."

Although the Fed refused to say just where the breach occurred, it is thought to have been a contact database for banks to use in the event of a natural disaster. On Monday, Anonymous dumped information relating to 4,000 bank executives' online details onto a data-sharing website in an attempt to force the government into reform of the justice system, resulting from the death of online activist Aaron Swartz.

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  • iElicit

    BREAKING: all account holders of #MagicPlatinumCoins were completely unaffected 

  • Elitevenkat Kashyap

    Its ironical to see this happen.  Illicit hackers then successfully be nabbed too.

  • Jon Gibson

    It's a shame the FED's computer systems and backups weren't all wiped out, along with all the major banks and mortgage houses....  add to those the records of all corporations worth more than say, $20 million...   get that done, and the world might start progressing again.