November 27, 2020

Business Research: St. Louis Federal Reserve Research Site Hacked

From the WSJ:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ widely used data and research website [aka FRED] was hacked, but the regional central bank’s internal systems were not compromised, the St. Louis Fed said Wednesday.

The regional central bank said in a statement, “On April 24, 2015, computer hackers manipulated routing settings at a domain name service vendor used by the St. Louis Fed so that they could automatically redirect some of the Bank’s web traffic that day to rogue webpages they created to simulate the look of the St. Louis Fed’s research.stlouisfed.org website.”

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See Also: Password Reset for St. Louis Fed Research Website User Accounts (via Federal Reserve of St. Louis)

See Also: St. Louis Federal Reserve Suffers DNS Breach (via Krebs on Security)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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