As you may know, Equifax® was recently impacted by a cybersecurity attack. We at PSCU are committed to providing our members with as much information as possible to help inform and protect our Colorado community.
The Equifax® data breach initially occurred from mid-May through July 2017, when hackers accessed a large amount of data. Data impacted includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers for about 143 million Americans. In addition to this personal information, it is estimated that 209,000 credit card numbers were also accessed by these hackers.
We suggest that all members closely monitor their accounts in the coming weeks to quickly catch and report any suspicious activity. You should also update your contact information through PSCU’s Online and Mobile Banking so we can communicate any information to you as quickly as possible.
Free Online Learning to Fight Identity Theft
If you would like to learn more about preventing fraud and identity theft, we offer a FREE online learning module titled Identity Protection. We provide this as part of our online financial educational tools in an effort to help you protect your personal information from being stolen as well as learning how to save for college, investing, and budgeting. Click here to sign up for your free account.
The best way to fight back against cyber attacks is to take preventative measures to make your personal banking information more secure. Watch the video below to get some tips on how you can make sure your Online and Mobile Banking accounts at PSCU are as secure as possible.
Our goal is to help protect our members from fraud or identity theft, and we are committed to providing you with as much information as possible. Please follow our social media pages for updates about the Equifax® cyber attack and more about how you can protect your personal information.