European Central Bank's Website Hacked, Users' Data Potentially Compromised
One of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) websites have been hacked, leaving the data of 481 subscribers at risk of being leaked, the bank announced on Thursday. The hackers managed to breach ECB’s Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website, hosted by an external provider, Sputnik reports.
"The affected information consists of the email addresses, names and position titles of the subscribers. The ECB is contacting people whose data may have been affected", the bank said.
The bank stressed that the BIRD was separate from other ECB systems, which minimizes risks for other websites.
According to the financial institution, the BIRD website provides banks with details on how to produce statistical and supervisory reports.