It’s been revealed that personal information was stolen when the website of the European Central Bank was hacked.
As in the Code Spaces attack, the hacker demanded money for the stolen data, which included the contact details of people who had registered for events at the ECV.
An investigation has been launched by German police.
It’s believed that the hacker stole 20,000 email addresses as well as a number of phone numbers and addresses. Those affected have been informed and a password reset has been issued.
The ECB has confirmed that no market-sensitive data or internal banking systems were compromised.