BEDFORD, Mass. — Credit unions accounted for nearly half of the targets chosen for phishing, pharming and Trojan attacks detected against American financial institutions in December, according to a leading cyber-security firm.

RSA Security says credit unions accounted for 45% of the attacks noted by its Anti-Fraud Command Center (AFCC), up from 34% in November. Nationwide banks, meanwhile, fell to 26% of the targeted attacks by brand in December, down from 44% the month before. Regional banks accounted for 29% of the attacks, up from 7% in November, RSA Security says.

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