Equifax Breach

Dear Members,

As you know, Equifax has announced a data breach, potentially impacting 143 million customers.  If you have registered with Equifax, you are potentially at risk. Equifax recommends you go to the website they have set up for consumers to see if they were affected at. Please click here. You can also call the Equifax call center at 866-447-7559.They have set up protection measures you can take advantage of because of the breach.

We will continue to employ our monitoring services for our members to see if their accounts with the credit union are compromised.


Additional, general information to protect members:
•   Make all new passwords different and difficult to guess. 
•   Include upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols to make passwords harder to breach. 
•    Be careful with your security questions: information such as your mother’s real maiden name is easy to track down. 
•  Use two-factor authentication wherever possible.

Here is a link to an article in USA Today with some good information.

Read the article on MSN.

 

The Staff, Management & Board of Directors at Sterling & Fort Morgan Federal Credit Union takes our members data seriously & we want to assure you that we will be monitoring this event closely and will assist in any way we can.