The high level attacks against US properties continues as the Federal Reserve confirms that they too were hacked recently.
According to The Guardian,
“The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product…” & “Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system.”
It remains to be seen whether this attack becomes associated with Chinese hackers or hacktivism group Anonymous who claimed on Sunday to have published login and private information from over 4,000 US bank executive accounts –
Yes we posted over 4000 U.S. bank executive credentials zdnet.com/anonymous-post…
— OpLastResort (@OpLastResort) February 4, 2013
Anonymous have vowed not to stray from mind in 2013 and so more actions on their part are fully expected whilst China certainly appears to be very active in cyberspace right now.
This attack on the Federal Reserve comes in a time period when many other institutions have also been targeted, including:
It certainly looks like 2013 won’t be a dull year for anyone who has an interest in security or the actions of the hackers who will undoubtedly be pushing the good guys to their limits.