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Identity Theft Central

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched its “Identity Theft Central” webpage to provide 24/7 access to online information regarding tax-related identity theft and data security protection. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone steals personal information to commit tax fraud.

Posted Feburary 12th, 2020

"Metamorfo" Malware Attack

A malware campaign known as “Metamorfo” is targeting online banking users’ “credit card information, finances and other personal details”. While EUCCU members have yet to be affected by Metamorfo, it is always wise to stay informed and cautious.

Metamorfo begins with a phishing email that claims to contain invoice information and asking the user to download a file. If the user downloads and runs the file, Metamorfo will begin making changes to the user’s Window computer.

The malware turn’s off the auto-complete function in web browsers and uses what’s known as a “key logger” to record the users log-in information that they are now forced to type out.

To avoid falling victim to this attack, users should be cautious of unexpected email, especially those with attachments. Antivirus software and a properly patched and updated computer are also great layers of defense.

Posted Feburary 7th, 2020