NASCUS issues notice regarding phishing attacks targeting banks, credit unions 

Feb. 11, 2019 -- Last night, NASCUS President and CEO, Lucy Ito, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Brian Knight, issued a notice to NASCUS members regarding phishing attacks targeting banks and credit unions.

In the notice, NASCUS outlines the nature of the attacks and provides links to the statements from NCUA and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). NASCUS also asserts best practices to guard against such attacks.

In a press release issued Late Friday, NCUA stated that – in the wake of a the recent spear phishing campaign targeting Bank Secrecy Act officers at credit unions – the agency conducted a comprehensive review of its security logs and alerts. “This review is completed, and it did not find any indication that information was compromised,” the agency stated in the release.

The agency added that the “most recent information available indicates the campaign extends beyond credit unions to other parts of the financial sector.”

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