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Is your Personal Information Secure Online?

Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. With the constant over sharing on social media and the recent data breaches, it's beneficial to take a step back and review how to keep your personal information safe online.

At least 14 retailers were hacked and likely had information stolen from them since January 2017

At least 14 separate security breaches occurred from January 2017 until now. Many of them were caused by flaws in payment systems, either online or in stores. These retailers include Sears, Kmart, Delta Airlines, Best Buy, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Under Armour, Panera Bread, Forever 21, Sonic, Whole Foods, Gamestop, Arbys, Learn more with this article at Business Insider .

allU.S. recommends the following ways to keep your data safe online:

Protect yourself against identity theft

Learn How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft!

Understanding how fraud and identity theft occur can help you protect yourself and your personal information. Sadly, there are many scammers out there. Know what they're trying to do by becoming familiar with the following common fraud terminology.

Baiting: When an attacker leaves an infected device out, like a USB Drive or CD, that looks legitimate or important.
Pretexting: The creation of an elaborate scenario designed to obtain your personal information.
Quid Pro Quo: When you are asked for information in return for a gift. Frequently used by an impersonator is offering to fix your computer in exchange for money.
Phishing: Fraudulently asking for and obtaining personal information. Often involves an email that appears legitimate at first but is not from the company or person portrayed.
Pharming: An online scam where an attempt is made to redirect a website's traffic to another, fraudulent website.

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Security Tips

Security Alert

Security alert regarding a new and dangerous financial malware variant currently named Goznym.

Why this is a concern
This malware, which is targeting banks and credit unions, attempts an account takeover of an end users online banking session in order to commit fraud. Infection methods usually include clicking on links in spam emails or opening infected MS Word documents.

Learn more about the Gozym Virus

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To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.

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