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Cyber breaches are all too common these days.  With the news of the latest attack, we want to encourage our customers to be smart online with these tips:

  • Change their passwords regularly.  Now would be a good time to strengthen your passwords to include letters, numbers and symbols.  Changing the passwords to your online accounts quickly deters hackers for targeting your information and is an easy way to protect yourself.

To change your password on Internet Bank, log on to your account.  Select “services” and then “change password” from the left menu bar.  Changing your password on your computer will also change the password on our Touch Banking app.

Don’t forget other important sites, such as your email accounts, social media, credit card accounts, your investment accounts and any other important health, wealth or online shopping accounts you may have.

  • Better manage your online credentials.  Many people keep the same password for multiple services.  This allows hackers to turn one single password into a treasure trove of all your services.
  • Secure your computer and phone.  Make sure you have the latest patches, fixes and upgrades.
  • Avoid being scammed.  Never reply to emails that ask you to verify your information or confirm your user ID or password.  Don’t click on a link or file of unknown origin.  Check the source of the message and when in doubt, verify the source.

For more online tips and tricks, visit the US Department of Homeland Security website.

Read more about the latest attack.