ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

If you’re like me, last week’s bank card breach involving Global Payments prompted a question: “Was my card affected?” While the odds of the answer being “yes” are small—just a fraction of the billion or so cards in use in North America were affected by the breach—the thought of nearly 1.5 million cards being compromised is still alarming.

We received an alert from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) this week that says, in the wake of this card breach, you’re wise to be vigilant about card security. [read more]

by Susan Rushing

I was in a meeting the other day when one of my coworkers received a text message on her cell phone from the bank where her daughter, a college sophomore, has an account. She looked at her phone and commented, “It looks like there’s some strange activity on my daughter’s account.” [read more]

by Jac La Tour

If you receive an email for your ministry regarding a failed ACH transaction that appears to be sent from NACHA (The Electronic Payments Association), do not open it or you risk infecting your computer with a sophisticated new version of malware that could ultimately siphon large amounts of money from your ministry’s bank accounts. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

When I joined the ECCU staff, I was surprised by the scope of training we receive here. Regular training on matters of banking security is mandatory, even for those like me who don’t handle member’s money or have access to their personal information.  [read more]

by Susan Rushing

“Your account appears to have an unauthorized transaction. To ensure that your account is not compromised, please click the link below and confirm your identity.”

Sound familiar? That message is from a recent phishing attempt I received via email. In the act of phishing, Internet fraudsters send spam or pop-up messages in hopes of gaining access to your personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, Social Security numbers, passwords, or other sensitive information). The email looks official and raises concern and may even threaten dire consequences if you do not respond. They include a link to a website that looks official, but isn’t, and captures any personal information you enter so they may steal your identity.  [read more]