Fed reports 50-plus breaches from 2011 to 2015, some instances of espionage

Potential rewards for hacking central bank are high for attackers with a sophisticated skill set

The U.S. Federal Reserve, the nation’s central bank, detected more than 50 cybersecurity breaches between 2011 and 2015, including a handful attributed to espionage.

The Fed’s Washington-based Board of Governors identified 51 information disclosures during the five-year period, according to information obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Reuters.

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