Post Category: Data Security

January 25th, 2016 Data Security

NCUA Posts ID Theft Resources for Consumers

New resources are available from the National Credit Union Administration to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft and take action if they believe they have been victimized. According to the NCUA, more than 17.5 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014, which resulted in more than $15 billion in losses. The NCUA […]

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February 5th, 2015 Data Security

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of “phishing” scam

Indiana residents who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem. The emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. […]

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April 29th, 2014 Data Security

New Security Threat Targets Internet Explorer

Please be advised that the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning regarding a new security flaw discovered in all versions of Internet Explorer and has recommended using another web browser such has Firefox or Chrome until a fix is available. While access to all ETFCU websites using Internet Explorer remains secure, this flaw […]

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March 25th, 2014 Data Security

Phone Scam Targets Card Information

There have been several reports of a new phone scam that seeks to gain banking information from area residents. A computer generated voice states that your card has been locked or frozen and asks for you to type in your 16-digit card number. The voice sometimes claims to be from German American Bank but other times […]

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February 24th, 2014 Data Security

New Security Threat Targets Apple Products

Apple has announced a security vulnerability that affects recent versions of operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as Mac OSX-based systems. This vulnerability, known as a “man in the middle” attack, allows an attacker to intercept, read, and change secure content you send and receive. For example, connecting to your banking information which […]

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January 1st, 2014 Data Security

Phishing and Pharming: Two Threats to Your Online Safety

What is Phishing? Phishing (pronounced fishing) is a technique used by unsavory individuals and companies to try and fool you into giving out important personal and financial information. Armed with publicly available information plus what you supply, they can forge documents, set up accounts, and steal your identity. The ultimate purpose is to separate you […]

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