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Pagina web del BCE comprometida

07/24/2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced on Thursday the 24th of July that its website was the victim of a cyber-attack, which resulted in a breach of the security protecting a database serving its public website. No internal systems or market sensitive data were compromised. The database store information of events at the ECB like conferences or visits hosted by the organisation. Although the most of the database was encrypted, parts of the database included email addresses, some street addresses and phone numbers that were not encrypted, affecting approximately 20,000 people.

The theft was discovered when an anonymous email was sent to the ECB seeking financial compensation for the stolen data.