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


This morning noted security blogger Brian Krebs reported on a highly targeted, malware-laced phishing campaign landed in the inboxes of multiple credit unions last week. The missives are raising eyebrows because they were sent only to specific anti-money laundering contacts at the CUs.

A highly targeted, malware-laced phishing attack hit credit unions across the nation last week. Many credit unions say they can't think of another source for the recipient list other than a federal agency that insures credit unions

— briankrebs (@briankrebs) February 8, 2019

Experts Comments below:

Colin Bastable, CEO at Lucy Security:

“This phishing campaign is a classic, multi-stage “Golden Keyholder” attack. A Golden Keyholder is a highly trusted employee or associate, with access to and influence over core systems, people and information. In this case, it appears that a spearphishing attack was launched on a Golden Keyholder in a national...(continued)

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