The hacker group Anonymous has struck again, this time targeting the Federal Reserve and obtaining details of approximately 4,000 bank executives, including several in Massachusetts. According to news sources, the attackers got ahold of personal information such as addresses, home phone numbers, personal email addresses, and partially-encrypted passwords.
The Federal Reserve has confirmed the breach and explained that Anonymous exploited “a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product.” According to the Federal Reserve, the vulnerability has since been repaired. However, the damage is already done.
GraVoc advises that those working in financial services change their passwords frequently and don’t use the same password for everything. Even as we move toward using the cloud and third-party providers, these platforms cannot be considered 100% safe from attack.