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European Central Bank hit by data theft
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:09:38 AM »
BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.

The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations for ECB conferences and other events, the Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said in a statement.

Although most of the information on the database was encrypted, email addresses and other contact information left by people who registered were stolen, the bank said.

About 20,000 email addresses may have been compromised, along with a much smaller number of phone numbers and street addresses.

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