The European Central Bank said it has shut down its Banks' Integrated Reporting Dictionary, or BIRD, website until further notice after identifying that the portal's security measures had been breached.
The regulator found that malware had been injected into the external servers of the website, potentially capturing the contact data of 481 subscribers, including email addresses, names and position titles, but not the passwords. The ECB noted that its internal systems and market sensitive data were not affected.
The ECB said it has contacted the people that may have been impacted by the breach and also informed the European Data Protection Supervisor on the matter. The authority added it is carrying out procedures to ensure the website can safely resume operations.
The BIRD website provides information to the banking industry on how to produce statistical and supervisory reports and is physically separate from other external and internal ECB systems.