Patelco has confirmed that on Feb. 25 the large Northern California credit union was down for "around two hours" in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack which overwhelms a web host with data, effectively knocking it out of commission.

Speaking in an informal interview at a CUNA GAC event on Tuesday, Ken Burns, CEO of the $3.8 billion Pleasanton, Calif., corroborated the two-hour outage.

Burns indicated that the upside is that, in January, in a first attack, the credit union was down for over five hours so the responses it implemented at that point had benefits. 

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