Federal Reserve confirmed its website was hacked

The wave of cyber attacks continues high as the Federal Reserve has confirmed that one of its internal Web sites was hacked today, according to Reuters.

"The Federal Reserve system is aware that the information was obtained by exploiting a vulnerability in a temporary vendor's product website," a spokesman for the Fed told Reuters. "The exhibition was set shortly after the discovery and is no longer a problem. This incident has not affected the essential operations of the Federal Reserve System. "

Apparently, hackers accessed data associated with specific individuals, according to Reuters.

This attack comes in the wake of the hacking group Anonymous claiming on Sunday for publishing credentials and private accounts from the United States more than 4,000 bank executives. The group may have obtained these data from computers of the Federal Reserve.

It is not known if the two crimes are connected. Government officials did not specify which of its websites were hacked. However, according to Reuters, it was probably a database internal contact for banks to use when natural disasters.

The cyber-attack on the Federal Reserve comes after a large number of hacks continues U.S. The Department of Energy confirmed yesterday that its internal system has been breached and employee data was stolen, and last week, hackers hit several U.S. media outlets.The head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, announced in January that she believes a wave of cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure is a serious possibility. Such an event dubbed a "cyber 9/11," Napolitano warned that cyber terrorists could take down the power grid of the nation, networks of water infrastructure, transport systems and financial management.

In its report of December, the security company McAfee said the attacks against U.S. financial institutions will only increase in the coming year. The company said that it is not only a possibility, it is a "credible threat". Anonymous has also promised to increase its activity in 2013. In a statement issued at the beginning of the year, the group said it did not intend to disappear in the coming year.
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