ECB shuts down one of its websites after hacker attack

European Central Bank (ECB) sign is pictured outside its headquarters in Frankfurt April 21, 2016. — Reuters pic
European Central Bank (ECB) sign is pictured outside its headquarters in Frankfurt April 21, 2016. — Reuters pic

FRANKFURT, Aug 1 — The European Central Bank shut down one of its websites today after it was hacked and infected with malicious software.

The ECB said no market-sensitive data had been compromised, but that the email addresses, names and titles of the subscribers of its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) newsletter might have been stolen.

BIRD is a website that the ECB uses to help banks meet the reporting standards that are set by global regulators. — Reuters

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