WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013)--The Federal Reserve says hackers briefly breached an internal website, but said no critical Fed operations were affected.
The Fed says the website contained contact information for more than 4,000 banking executives, including office and cell phone numbers.
The information was collected so the Fed could reach executives in the event of natural disasters, such as hurricanes.
Fed spokeswoman Lisa Oliva said the hackers exploited a "temporary vulnerability" in the website.
She said the exposure has been fixed, the executives have been informed of the breach and it is no longer an issue.