More than 200 credit unions are under investigation in connection with the massive cyberattack on the U.S. Federal Reserve System and the nation’s credit bureaus.
More: The investigation began when federal investigators discovered that a credit union that manages nearly 200,000 accounts for the federal government and its employees had been hacked on Nov. 8.
They have since closed the accounts and suspended all bank activities.
They say it’s unclear whether the hackers accessed the accounts of employees who did not need them.
In a statement, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is investigating the incident, said it is “aware of an investigation by a federal law enforcement agency regarding the breach of the Federal Reserve system on Nov 8, 2016, which is a federal offense.”
The statement did not elaborate.
The Federal Reserve said it does not comment on ongoing investigations.