Mainstreet Credit Union CEO blames Chinese hackers for compromising hundreds of accounts

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Employees at Mainstreet Credit Union were extra busy on Tuesday, and it wasn’t because the company was closed for the holiday on Monday. The CEO says the credit union was hacked by someone in China.

Three-hundred of the 60,000 members had their accounts compromised, according to the credit union CEO.

Ed Logan of Olathe says someone took $1,900 from his account.

“I knew it shouldn’t be overdrawn so I called the bank and they told me it was some sort of fraudulent thing going on,” said Logan.

John Beverlin, the CEO of Mainstreet Credit Union, says the hackers took funds ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.

“As soon as we found out we started immediately refunding the charges to members accounts,” said Beverlin.

Beverlin says the credit union has software in place to monitor every account, as well as a card processing center that is alerted of suspicious activity. Beverlin urges members to sign up for alerts via text or email so they can monitor transactions on their account to prevent fraud.

If you have transactions on your statement that you didn’t make, Beverlin says go to the credit union’s website and click on the fraud dispute transaction form to report the theft.



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