The European Central Bank (ECB) has confirmed that it has suffered a breach that involved attackers injecting malware and led to a potential loss of data.
In a statement published August 15, the ECB confirmed that “unauthorized parties” had succeeded in breaching the security of its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website. The site, hosted by an external provider, appears to have been attacked in December 2018, according to a Reuters report. The breach was discovered months later as routine maintenance work was being undertaken.
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