ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

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FRANKFURT – The European Central Bank said on its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted market-sensitive data were affected.

The came to light after the central bank received an anonymous email on night demanding money exchange for the stolen addresses.

The hackers broke into a database storing details of had registered for ECB conferences, visits and other events, the bank said. [eap_ad_2] That database, which held about 20,000 email addresses and a much smaller number postal addresses and phone numbers, was kept physically separate internal systems, it added.

internal systems or market sensitive data were compromised,” the ECB said a statement.

The ECB is currently running a particularly sensitive of the euro zone’s lenders, collecting streams of data to gauge whether banks have valued loans and other assets correctly, before it starts supervising them.

German police were investigating the breach and all might have had their details stolen had been contacted, said the bank. (Reuters)[eap_ad_3]