Hackers Access Federal Reserve Website, Data

Source: Charles Riley / CNN Money

The Federal Reserve has acknowledged that an outside party gained access to its website and a limited amount of data, raising questions about the central bank’s cyber-security measures.

“The Federal Reserve System is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a Federal Reserve spokesman said in a statement.

“The exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue,” the spokesman said. “This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve System.”

The Fed did not say which of its websites had been compromised, or detail the information obtained by intruders.

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