European Central Bank released on 24 July 2014 an announcement about the hack:
- Email addresses and contact data stolen from public ECB website
- Theft was from database that is separate from any internal system
- No market sensitive data compromised
"The theft came to light after an anonymous email was sent to the ECB seeking financial compensation for the data. While most of the data were encrypted, parts of the database included email addresses, some street addresses and phone numbers that were not encrypted. The database also contains data on downloads from the ECB website in encrypted form."