IA: Atlantic YMCA loses $50,000 in cyber attack


The executive director of the Nishna Valley Family Y.M.C.A. in Atlantic says the organization has lost nearly $50,000 in a cyber attack. Y.M.C.A. executive director, Dan Haynes, told reporters this morning during a news conference, that their computer systems were recently infected by a virus that targeted what are called ACH or Automated Clearing House transactions on-line.

He said they found out about the problem from their financial institution on November 23rd. Haynes went on to say it does not appear the virus went after the personal financial information of members, but it’s possible some of that information, such as checking or bank account routing numbers, may have been compromised. He said those members who make one annual payment or those who do payroll deductions have not been affected.

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