The Federal Reserve recorded more than 50 online breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as “espionage,” according to internal cybersecurity reports.

The reports show a barrage of attacks on the Fed’s computer systems, which play a critical role in global banking and hold secret information on discussions about monetary policy that drives financial markets.

The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, were heavily redacted by Fed officials to keep secret the central bank’s security procedures.

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