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A small credit union in Ohio that has been hit by a flurry of hacks to member debit cards said it is part of a “massive” wave of similar attacks worldwide.

Sandra Hollenberg, president/CEO of YS Federal Credit Union of Yellow Springs, Ohio ($27.3 million in assets), said Friday that 166 of its 2,014 members had been affected as of Thursday. The hackers had made attempts for $36,682 in purchases. The credit union blocked most of the attempts, charging them back to the merchants, but $15,137 got posted to member accounts.

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