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Security Alerts

This page is dedicated to important security related articles. Please click on the "Title" of the article for more information about each security alert.

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Kmart Data Breach

Please be advised that the media is reporting a security breach impacting debit and credit cards used in the Kmart retail stores between early September and early October.   Elmira Savings Bank is monitoring this developing issue. We recommend that our customers monitor their accounts for any unauthorized activity. 

10/16/14

Jimmy John's Data Security Incident

On July 30, 2014, Jimmy John’s learned of a possible security incident involving credit and debit card data at some of Jimmy John’s stores and franchised locations. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears that customers’ credit and debit card data was compromised after an intruder stole log-in credentials from Jimmy John’s point-of-sale vendor and used these stolen credentials to remotely access the point-of-sale systems at some corporate and franchised locations between June 16, 2014 and September 5, 2014.
09/25/14

Please be advised that The Home Depot has confirmed that a security breach occured that impacts millions of credit/debit cards used in The Home Depot retail stores since April 2014. 
09/24/14
 
Once again the IRS is warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS and demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card or wire transfer.
09/11/14

eBay Data Compromise

eBay Inc. has confirmed that they have suffered a compromise and that users will need to take action to protect themselves. The compromise, which took place sometime between late February and early March, allowed the hackers access to the names, e-mail addresses, encrypted passwords, postal addresses, phone numbers, and date of birth of customers.

05/27/14

Microsoft Tech Support Scam

Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They may also call you on the telephone and claim to be from a legitimate company such as Microsoft.

05/23/14

Heartbleed Security Bug

We have reviewed the use of SSL security certificates by Elmira Savings Bank and our vendors. We are happy to report that our customer information, user-ids, and passwords are not at risk of being compromised by the “Heartbleed Bug”. Our website (www.elmirasavingsbank.com) and Online Banking service are not using the type of SSL security certificates that are creating security concerns as reported in the media.

04/11/14

Mortgage Relief Mailings

Customers are reporting receiving variations of mortgage relief mailings. This is a solicitation and possibly a scam. Should you receive one of these letters, proceed with caution.

04/10/14

Fraudelent Pop-Ups

Fraudulent pop up messages look like they are coming from www.elmirasavingsbank.com. Customers are reporting different variations of the messages while accessing our online banking website.

 03/18/14

Telephone Scams

Customers and non-customers have been receiving phone calls in regards to their Elmira Savings Bank debit card. It is an automated service stating the debit card is locked or needs to be activated.

 03/03/14

Target Card Breach

As you may be aware, Target has been the victim of a breach of payment card information that occurred sometime between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013. Elmira Savings Bank customers that made a card transaction at Target during those dates may be affected.

 12/18/13
 
 

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