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Security alerts you need to know!

For your convenience, below you'll find links to information on specific types of scams/fraud alerts to be aware of to help protect you.

By now you have probably heard about the Heartbleed security breach. Heartbleed is not a traditional virus. It is a flaw in some openSSL security layers on servers that hold internet data. This includes websites, mobile, and email. It is affecting about 66% of all internet servers. Read the email we sent to our customers about this.

What you need to know:

  • EVB has determined that our personal and business online/mobile banking systems have not been impacted by the Heartbleed security software flaw.
  • EVB does not use the openSSL type of security layers.
  • This flaw has been in place for two years.
  • Heartbleed only affects servers, not consumer PCs. You do not need to do anything at this time to protect your system from this bug.
  • Organizations nationwide are actively installing patches to fix this flaw, you should change your passwords once these patches are in place. "Security experts suggest waiting for confirmation of a fix," CNET warns, "because further activity on a vulnerable site could exacerbate the problem."
  • Although EVB accounts are not affected, you should monitor your accounts for suspicious activity from other systems.

Our security team is continuing to monitor the situation and is dedicated to keeping our customer information safe and secure. For best security practices and to keep yourself safe, we encourage you to visit our online security center for more information.

As you may know, Target stores experienced a breach of their payment card information from November 27, 2013 through December 15, 2013, which impacted some of our customers. As a result of this recent data breach, there have been numerous reports indicating scams in the form of e-mails, text, fake websites and phone calls designed to steal personal information. This type of fraud, commonly referred to as Social Engineering, is used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging information that they would normally not share.

For more information regarding Target's debit card breach and the scams associated with it, please visit the FAQ page of Target's website by clicking here.

PLEASE NOTE: EVB will never ask our customers to provide confidential information. If at any time you are asked to provide personal or financial information, we highly recommend that you contact EVB immediately.