Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Hit by Cyber Attack
According to investigative reporter Brian Krebs, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has acknowledged that its domain name servers were hijacked last month by attackers who redirected Web searches and queries for domains run by the St. Louis Fed to phishing sites. The St. Louis Fed’s advisory states that “on April 24, 2015, computer hackers manipulated routing settings at a domain name service (DNS) vendor used by the St. Louis Fed so that they could automatically redirect some of the Bank’s Web traffic that day to rogue Web pages they created to simulate the look of the St. Louis Fed’s research.stlouisfed.org website, including Web pages for FRED, FRASER, GeoFRED and ALFRED.” The advisory notes that “users who were redirected to one of these phony websites may have been unknowingly exposed to vulnerabilities that the hackers may have put there, such as phishing, malware and access to user names and passwords.” As a result, the St. Louis Fed says, the attackers may have accessed the user name and password of anyone who tried to log into research.stlouisfed.org on April 24, 2015. Passwords have been reset in response. While a St. Louis Fed spokeswoman told The New York Times that she […]
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