When Steam was hacked, both credit card as well as personal information of users were compromised, and that did not come across as a surprise in this digital day and age. This time around, it seems as though a “bigger fish” has been caught – as the European Central Bank has fallen victim to hackers as its website was hacked, not to mention having some personal information stolen in the process. Still, there does seem as though there is some light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
Apparently, this particular hack of the European Central Bank happened over the weekend, with the European Central Bank picking up word on this hack only on Monday when an ‘anonymous hacker’ contacted them. A database that held personal information such as e-mail addresses and select phone numbers was compromised, with those affected by folks who had registered for different ECB events and conferences in the past.
On the bright side, this hack’s damage does look rather limited to just the European Central Bank website, and it does not look as though one has anything to worry about where sensitive market data and no internal banking systems are concerned. After all, one’s personal information is extremely precious to companies these days, but will someone purchase volunteered personal information at a price?
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