The DDoS threat keeps growing. Third-party experts and credit union executives—primarily speaking anonymously on the subject—said most credit unions have done nothing to protect themselves against the threat, which has been increasingly linked with theft of funds at financial institutions.

"They are remarkably naive," said an expert, who asked to remain anonymous, of credit unions. 

Added a senior engineer at a Northeast credit union with more than $500 million in assets, who also requested anonymity, "We haven't had any outages and we haven't installed any new defenses."

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