European Central Bank Hacked; 20K Email Addresses Stolen

The hackers anonymously alerted the bank via e-mail, asking a ransom for the data.....  The ECB was quick to downplay the ramifications. "No internal systems or market sensitive data were compromised," it said in a statement. However, there is quite a lot that hackers can do with 20,000 emails, including spamming, phishing, brute-forcing the accounts and testing them as credentials for other, more sensitive sites like online banking.
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