Summary: The Federal Reserve has confirmed Sunday’s Anonymous hack; ZDNet has learned the exposed information is from thousands of Fed emergency system bank contacts.

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bankAfter Anonymous posted sensitive credentials of over 4,600 banking executives to a government Web site on Super Bowl Sunday, the Federal Reserve acknowledged the attack in a Tuesday morning statement to affected individuals and press.

However, while a spokesperson from the Federal Reserve told The Huffington Post that Anonymous’ claim to the hack’s importance was “overstated,” information security professionals that serve financial institutions are saying the exact opposite—and are not best pleased with the Federal Reserve.

ZDNet has now learned that the compromised and exposed database belongs to The St. Louis Fed Emergency Communications System.

Update February 6, 1:45pm PSTChris Wysopal, CTO and co-founder at Veracode, unpacked the hack and calls it “a spearphishing bonanza” and “the most valuable account dump by quality I have seen in a while” in the post Stolen Data Headers From The Federal Reserve Hack.

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