ATLANTA — Hack attacks on credit unions are up 62% from lastyear, according to SecureWorks, a provider of managed informationsecurity services to 1,800 credit unions, banks and other financialinstitutions.

Attacks on client banks were up 81% during the same period, fromJune-December 2006 compared with January-June of this year, theAtlanta-based company says.

SecureWorks is now blocking 1,799 hackers per month per creditunion and 1,462 on banks, says Allen Wilson, SecureWorks' vicepresident of research.

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