Gizmodo reported on a blog post by IT Security company UpGuard which revealed the largest US voter data leak to date. Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server and was available for 12 days for anyone with the URL. The
You teach your children to wear helmets when they ride bikes and sunscreen when they’re outside, but are you also teaching them to be safe online? June is Internet Safety Month, a perfect opportunity to talk with your kids about online safety. The Internet is a great way for children to have fun, learn new things, and stay in touch with their friends, but it also exposes them to online dangers.
When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it.Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common phone scam: scammers are calling immigrants in the US – but this time, the scammers are pretending to be from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them. The email might say it’s from a real estate professional you’re working with, telling you there’s a last-minute change and you should now wire your closing costs to a different account. Or it could seem to be an email – with an invoice – from your utility company,
Your kids are growing up in the age of technology. They likely spend hours on electronic devices, and use the Internet for various purposes from homework to social networking to learning about hobbies to listening to music or watching videos, and much more. Technology is no doubt a useful learning tool for children of all ages, but certain aspects, especially the Internet, can be scary and even
As the holiday season approaches, and an overall increase in mobile phone usage, hackers are on the prowl for your data during what should be the most wonderful time of the year. To combat cybercriminals this holiday season, we are sharing the following mobile security tips for safe online shopping: When browsing or shopping on your phone, always look for "https" in the URL instead of "http."
Give Your Financial Goals A Checkup This Spring After a long winter, and an indulgent holiday season, many of us are ready to get back in shape and regain control of our waistlines. This process may even include an annual check-up with your family doctor. With its fresh starts and new beginnings, the spring is also a good time to get a read on the pulse of your finances and restore their
The Credit Union House Hall of Leaders recognizes Linda Givan Linda Givan, President of the Co-op Credit Union, was inducted into the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C. this past February. Linda was one of just seventeen credit union professionals from across the country selected for induction in 2016. About the Hall of Leaders:
The fastest growing crime in America is identity theft and the best protection is prevention. The Co-op Credit Union utilizes secure emails for the security of your personal information. Encrypted Emails If, in the process of working with your account at the credit union it is necessary to send documents containing personal and/or account information to you by email, those emails will come to
Are you waiting to receive your monthly statement in the mail? Just can't remember where you put your last month's statement? Your credit union has an easier way for you to receive your monthly statements. e-Statements When you sign up for e-Statements, your statements will be available to you to view and/or print online 24/7. Some of the great features are: Your current monthly statement