Friday, April 16, 2010

Credit Unions Remain Target of Phishing Attacks

Credit unions accounted for 12% of the phishing attacks on American financial institutions in February, down slightly from January and sharply from February 2009, according to RSA.

The security division of EMC said in its just-issued March report that regional banks continued to account for the majority of attacks, 60% in February, while 28% of the attacks were attempts to gain access to accounts at nationwide banks.

Credit unions were the focus of 14% of the attacks on financial institutions in January and 38% of the attacks in February 2009, according to the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center, which provides detection and shutdown services against malware attacks on more than 300 organizations in 140 countries.

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