The European Central Bank (ECB) shut down one of its websites on Thursday after being hacked and infected with malware.
The ECB said sensitive data did not appear to have been leaked during the attack on the Banks' Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD), which it uses to provide bankers with information on how to prepare statistical and supervisory reports.
However, it was added malware on the server hosting the site, adding that the email addresses, names and titles of BIRD newsletter subscribers may have been stolen.
BIRD, which launched 2015, was shared initiative the Eurosystem's central banks and the Eurosystem's banking system industry. Participation was optional, but its content was made available to all interested parties.
The ECB (ECB / European Central Bank) stated that BIRD is hosted by a third party provider and was separate from any other ECB system.
"Neither the ECB's internal systems were affected either sensitive data", The ECB said.