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Federal Reserve Hacking Being Investigated

by Scott Lindemann February 8th, 2013 |

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AnonymousThis past Sunday, Anonymous claimed responsibility for the hacking of computer systems belonging to the Federal Reserve Bank. This attack saw the release the personal information of over 4000 high ranking bank executives and their staff. The personal information displayed in the hack included email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, bank name, and job title, among other things.

The hack was announced on the @OpLastResort Twitter page, with a link to the document hosted in a directory on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center website. Anonymous has been using various U.S. Government websites recently to announce or display their hacks.

From a piece published by Reuters:

“We are in the process of a comprehensive assessment to determine what information might have been obtained in this incident. We remain confident that this incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve.”

—Jim Strader, Federal Reserve spokesman

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