(Atlantic) The Nishna Valley Family YMCA in Atlantic has released its’ official financial loss from the December Cyber Theft that infiltrated the institutions financial system and stole ten’s of thousands of dollars from their bank account.
In December 2011, the Y’s computer system was infected by a computer virus that targeted their financial transactions systems and initially drained $54,000 from the Y’s account.
Atlantic “Y” Executive Director Dan Haynes says $18,500 has been returned and a small insurance reimbursement leaves them with a loss of about $30,000.
Haynes says this is the first time the Nishna Valley Family YMCA has experienced something like this, and they have been working with technology experts and local bank officials to make sure it never happens again.
“We are actually changing the way we do our bank drafts,” stated Haynes. “Right now we are going directly to the bank to do our transfers and that will change as soon as we get our new membership software up and running. Haynes says that was already planned before the theft occurred.”
Haynes says the FBI has not reported back to the Nishna Valley Family YMCA in regards to their investigation.
February 14, 2012
6:00 a.m. newscast