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Lagarde, object of a cyberattack

08 July 2022, France, Aix-en-Provence: President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde attends the opening of the 22nd Rencontres Economiques in Aix-en-Provence. Photo: Laurent Coust/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa – Laurent Coust/SOPA Images via ZU / DPA

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has been the subject of a recent “cyber incident”, as confirmed by the central bank, stressing that no information was compromised.

“We can confirm that there was recently an attempted cyber incident involving the president,” an ECB spokesman said.

“He was quickly identified and arrested. No information was compromised,” the spokesman said, adding that there is an ongoing investigation into the matter.

According to ‘Business Insider’, the president of the ECB was contacted through an SMS apparently coming from the number of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom she maintains a good friendship, and which suggested that Lagarde continue talking through WhatsApp.

However, according to this information, the central banker of the eurozone, in order to make sure, would have telephoned Merkel herself to ask her, thus discovering the attempted deception.

Source: Europa Press

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