The NY Bravest FCU has allegedly fallen victim to a cyberattack orchestrated by the notorious LockBit ransomware group. The threat actor has issued a message on its dark web channel, asserting the NY Bravest FCU cyberattack with a looming deadline of November 30, 2023, at 21:20:51 UTC, signaling the potential release of compromised data. 

The NY Bravest FCU cyberattack is purportedly linked to the Albany branch, with the LockBit ransomware group ominously declaring, “ALL AVAILABLE DATA WILL BE PUBLISHED!” This announcement surfaced on the dark web on November 20 at 21:22 UTC via the official leak site of the threat actor. 

LockBit Ransomware Group Alleges NY Bravest FCU cyberattack

NY Bravest FCU cyberattack
Source: Twitter

Acknowledging the severity of the situation, NY Bravest FCU promptly updated its website with a warning about fraudulent activities affecting various financial institutions. The credit union cautioned its members about the rise in deceptive text messages and phone calls impersonating banks or credit unions, emphasizing that they never solicit personal or account information through such means. 

The institution also reassured members that they would never send text messages containing clickable links. Doubtful recipients were urged to verify the authenticity of communications by directly contacting the credit union at 518-453-9748.

Despite these developments, the NY Bravest FCU has yet to issue an official statement or response regarding the alleged NY Bravest FCU cyberattack at the time of this writing. The absence of an official confirmation leaves the claims surrounding the NNY Bravest FCU cyberattack unverified.

What’s next in the NY Bravest FCU cyberattack story?

Established in September 1935 by the Albany Firemen, NY Bravest FCU has grown over the past 86 years to become the 609th federal credit union in the United States. Operating from four branches, including a recent addition in Manhattan, the credit union has continually expanded its services to cater to its members’ financial needs.

The alleged NY Bravest FCU cyberattack tarnished the reputation of the credit union. However, the NY Bravest FCU website seems to be operational at the moment and doesn’t show any immediate sign of the attack, indicating that the threat actor could have targeted the database or of the any other service related to NY Bravest FCU.

As this story continues to unfold, The Cyber Express remains vigilant, closely monitoring any new developments. We are committed to updating this post with additional information or an official confirmation from NY Bravest FCU as soon as it becomes available.

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