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FBI probes Federal Reserve hack

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2013 13:03 User comments (2)

FBI probes Federal Reserve hack FBI on the case.
The Federal Reserve said that it was still in the process of determining exactly what information had been leaked in the hack of an internal website. Hackers breached the security of the Emergency Communication System (ECS) using a flaw in webserver software. After the hack, activist group Anonymous claimed to have leaked information on 4,000 bank executives.

"We are in the process of a comprehensive assessment to determine what information might have been obtained in this incident," said Federal Reserve spokesman Jim Strader.

"We remain confident that this incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve."

The FBI has launched a criminal probe into the breach, which was an embarrassment for the central bank as it is expected to provide high levels of information security.

The website that was breached is used for banks to communicate with the central bank during a natural disaster.

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2 user comments

18.2.2013 16:23

Want information security? Nothing beats the ol' lock and key method, with physical hard copies of documents, and a few armed guards between the information and "hackers".

If you want to hack physical things, you have to have the balls to break into somewhere. I doubt there are too many people hacking gold bars our of Fort Knox.

Just saying...


SuckRaven

28.2.2013 18:19

Originally posted by SuckRaven:
Want information security? Nothing beats the ol' lock and key method, with physical hard copies of documents, and a few armed guards between the information and "hackers".

If you want to hack physical things, you have to have the balls to break into somewhere. I doubt there are too many people hacking gold bars our of Fort Knox.

Just saying...
Robe a bank with guns, etc. is the old-fashion way :)))
beside: The Federal Reserve make money out of thin air, so YES F*** them !
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Feb 2013 @ 18:21

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