Phishers Target Anti-Money Laundering Officers at U.S. Credit Unions

Credit Unions along with other financial organizations became the target of a phishing campaign in February that has sparked a fear that a regulatory agency may have been compromised.  Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) contacts received emails that appeared to be from other BSA officers and claimed a member of their credit union had received a suspicious money transfer and the account was being locked.  The email included a PDF that was not malicious according to a scan by but contained a malicious link.  Only BSA officers were targeted which introduced the question of what agencies hold that data and might have been compromised.  The NCUA and CUNA have released statements that they were not breached and left the situation as a lingering mystery.  It is essential never to click embedded links or open files that are sent from an unknown / untrusted source.

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