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by: Carol~ February 6, 2013 11:31 AM PST

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NEWS - February 06, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 2/6/13 11:31 AM

Federal Reserve Confirms Security Breach, Calls Anonymous Hack Claim 'Overstated'

A Federal Reserve spokesperson confirmed a temporary security breach of its computers to The Huffington Post on Tuesday morning.

"Information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," the spokesperson told HuffPost in a phone interview, adding that the problem was "fixed after discovery and is no longer an issue."

According to the spokesperson, who asked not to be identified by name, the breach "did not affect critical operations."

The confirmation comes in the wake of a claim by hacker group Anonymous on Sunday that it had stolen sensitive information on 4,000 American bank executives from Federal Reserve computers.

Although the security breach has now been confirmed, the spokesperson called Anonymous' claim "overstated," and would not comment on the nature of the data obtained other than to confirm that contact information was taken.

Continued : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/05/federal-reserve-security-breach_n_2622698.html

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