DETROIT — Though NCUA has not focused much attention on cybersecurity at small credit unions, these institutions are no longer off the radar for criminals and hackers who are now homing in with distributed denial of service — otherwise known as DDoS — attacks.

"They've begun to look at [small] credit unions, and if you're not sophisticated, they will try to attack you," said Larry Schoeberl, an NCUA supervisory analyst at the Annual Conference of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions here on Thursday.

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