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Federal Reserve admits website compromised by Anonymous
The US Federal Reserve has admitted that hackers were able to breach one of its websites on Sunday, almost certainly the source for 4,000 bank executive logins leaked by Anonymous on the same day.
Although the reported admission steered clear of The organisation said that no critical systems were affected by the attack which it said was caused by an unspecified software flaw.
"The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," a source told news agencies, connecting the attack to Anonymous in all but name. "Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system."