What are cyber-attacks?
Cyberattacks are attempts to try to access or hurt your computer or network. The fall out from a cyberattack could be a lost of money, theft of personal, financial, and medical information that can damage your safety.
How does cybersecurity help our members?
DMCU’s security measure help prevent cyberattacks, by monitoring accounts daily to detect and respond to any potential threats.
How does a cyberattack occur?
- Accessing your personal computers, mobile phones, gaming systems and other internet and Bluetooth connected devices.
- Harm your financial security, as well as identity theft.
- Blocking/deleting your access to your personal accounts and information.
- Targeting children and adults.
How to protect yourself against cyber-attacks?
- Setting up proper controls
- Limit the personal information you share online.
- Change privacy settings and do not use location features.
- Keep systems up to date.
- Make sure your password is upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
- Monitor your suspicious activity. If something ask you do to something right away, offers something that sounds too good to be true or asks for your personal information.
- Using a secure Internet connection and Wi-Fi network, you will be able to protect your home or business. Change your Wi-Fi passwords regularly.
- Create a strong personal identification number (PIN) or password that only you would know.
- Monitor your checking accounts, by view your statements and credit reports regularly.
- Ensure that you only share personal information on secure sites (e.g. https://)
- Make sure your computer is up to date on antivirus solutions.
Do you believe you were a victim of a cyber-attack?
Who you should file a report with-
- File a report with the Office of the Inspector General, if you believe some is illegally using your SSN.
- File a complaint with the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The FBI will review the complaint and refer to the appropriate channels.
- Report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
- Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at ftc.gov/complaint if you receive messages from anyone claiming to be a government agent.
- Contact additional agencies depending on what information was stolen.
Who you should contact-
- The Social Security Administration (800-269- 0271) if your social security number was compromised, or the Department of Motor Vehicles if your driver's license or car registration has been stolen.
- Report online crime or fraud to your local United States Secret Service (USSS) Electronic Crimes Task Force or the Internet Crime Complaint Center.