The European Central Bank (ECB) database in Frankfurt hacked ,ECB announced theft of contact information.
The ECB came behind the theft when a caller demanded money in exchange for the stolen data. It was e-mail addresses and contact information on the public website of the bank.The contact details are stolen from people who had volunteered for an event organized by the ECB. Using the site All stakeholders are informed about the theft. In addition, all passwords changed and the security of the site updated.
The ECB has reported to the German police. Which is immediately launched an investigation.
ECB announces theft of contact information
PRESS RELEASE The European Central Bank
Email addresses and contact data stolen from public ECB website
Theft was from database that is separate from any internal system
No market sensitive data compromised
The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday there had been a breach of the security protecting a database serving its public website. This led to the theft of email addresses and other contact data left by people registering for events at the ECB.