I think that the article in the May 4 issue concerning the NCUAphishing incident is somewhat misleading. Phishing scammers did not“hit NCUA's Web site”, they set up a bogus site on a totallydifferent network that was intended to deceive others into thinkingit was the NCUA site. I also don't think it is fair to say thatNCUA was the victim because that implies that they were somehowduped by these criminals and may lead some people to believe thatthe NCUA site is less secure now. If the criminals had used a phoneto call people claiming to be the NCUA and asking for their info,we certainly wouldn't consider the NCUA to be the victim. It ismore accurate to say that phishing scammers impersonated NCUA toattempt to victimize others. Based on their response to thisincident, it appears that NCUA did everything they could do toprotect the real victims: the people who received the fraudulente-mail. Mike Shiner CIO FedComp, Inc. Fairfax, VA

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