Central Banking

ECB data stolen in blackmail attempt

Euro sign, Frankfurt
The European Central Bank

Hackers have stolen personal information from the European Central Bank (ECB) website, but the central bank has stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were "compromised" in the attack.

The issue came to light on Monday night, when the ECB received an anonymous email demanding money for the stolen data, which includes the contact details of people who have registering for events at the central bank.

The database contains around 20,000 email addresses, as well as a smaller

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