Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Hackers try to extort European Central Bank after email theft"

Via Kitco:
Frankfurt ( Alliance News ) - Hackers tried to extort money from the European Central Bank (ECB) after they stole about 20,000 email addresses from one of the bank's databases, it said Thursday.

The hacking of the bank's distribution lists for journalists and those participating in events organized by the Frankfurt -based bank emerged after it was contacted by someone asking for money for the return of the addresses.

"The theft came to light after an anonymous email was sent to the ECB seeking financial compensation for the data," the bank said in a statement....MORE 
Journalist's contact info? Ummm... good luck with all that.