European Central Bank website hacked, extortion attempt

(Update: as a commenter kindly points out to me, this breach was from last July, not this one!)

BBC reports:

The website of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been hacked, with personal information stolen.

The hacker demanded money for stolen data, which included contact information for people who had registered for events at the ECB, the central bank said.

The ECB said that no market sensitive data or internal banking systems were compromised.

Read more on BBC.

I’ve seen no one claiming responsibility for this yet. Anyone know whose hack this is?

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4 comments to “European Central Bank website hacked, extortion attempt”

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  1. Anonymous - July 24, 2015

    thats from 2014

    • Dissent - July 24, 2015

      Damn, I hate when old items show up in my news feed. Surprised I didn’t have this one already. Thanks!

  2. No Way - July 24, 2015

    OMG For years I have been waiting to catch the all knowing and powerful Dissent in this type of error, and I missed it.

    Anonymous, you do realize Dissent now owes you a coffee. I have never seen Dissent lose a coffee. This may not go down well. I have the shakes.

    • Dissent - July 24, 2015


      Back in ’06, when Ziplock & I started, this used to happen to us all the time – him more than me. But it still occasionally trips me up, too.

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