Today, Feb. 6, 2013, Tom Bemis reported for MarketWatch, Federal Reserve confirms computer system hacked: report. According to published reports the Federal Reserve acknowledged on Wednesday that one of its internal computer systems was breached. A Fed spokesman has said that some information was obtained “by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.”
The fed spokesman has also said that the vulnerability was fixed and “did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system.” ZDNet reported that the hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday. The hacking involved a database which belongs to the St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System. There was sensitive data on more than 4,000 banking officials compromised by this attack. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai1 has covered this story for Mashable, Federal Reserve Admits To Getting Hacked.
Hacktivist group Anonymous admitted it successfully breached the Fed's security systems
on Sunday. A fed spokesman has said, "The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product. Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system."