ECB website hacked
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The European Central Bank had its website hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected.
The theft came to light after the central bank received an anonymous email on Monday night demanding money in exchange for the stolen addresses.
The hackers broke into a database storing details of people who had registered for ECB conferences, visits and other events, the bank said. Investigations are continuing.