[ISN] Federal Reserve, DOE Confirm Hackers Breached Servers, Stole Data

http://www.eweek.com/security/federal-reserve-doe-confirm-hackers-breached-servers-stole-data/ By Robert Lemos eWEEK.com 2013-02-06 The U.S. banking and energy agencies confirmed that hackers, in separate incidents, breached their systems and made off with hundreds of accounts. Two federal agencies acknowledged this week that hackers had breached their systems and stole the personal and account information of workers. On Feb. 3, a group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous stated on Pastebin that they had compromised a server at the Federal Reserve, which oversees the banking system in the United States and grabbed personal details of 4,000 banking executives. On Wednesday, the financial agency confirmed that hackers had exploited a flaw and stolen information. “The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a Website vendor product. The vulnerability was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue,” a Federal Reserve spokesperson stated in an e-mail sent to several news agencies. “This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve System.” Such an information leak, known as doxing, is a popular way among hacktivists to embarrass a target. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org




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