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Stay informed about recent security breaches and how SFPCU is protecting against them. This page is regularly updated with information on security vulnerabilities that SFPCU has been tracking.

Newest Cyber Risk known as “Dyre Wolf”

Recently the IBM Security Researchers uncovered a new cyber-attack named “The Dyre Wolf”.

 Here’s how it works:

  • Victim clicks on suspicious email with Dyre Wolf Malware.
  • The Dyre Wolf Malware monitors the users activity and waits for users to log into their Financial Institutions Online Banking website.
  • Dyre Wolf malware then produces a pop-up indicating the website is having technical issues and prompt the member to call a fictitious help center.
  • Attackers answer the phone pretending to be the Financial Institution Representative and attempt to get the member password.
  • Once they have the password, they transfer money out of the member’s account into an offshore accounts with in seconds.

What you can do to prevent falling victim to cyber fraud:

  • Do not open or respond to suspicious email
  • Don’t click on a link in an email, or a pop-up; always type the website URL in your browser
  • Only call phone numbers listed on the SFPCU website URL that you typed in to the browser manually (not from the pop-up window).
  • Install firewalls and anti-malware programs on your computer and ensure they are up-to-date.
  •  Treat all unsolicited calls skeptically and never divulge any personal information. SFPCU will never ask you your login and password over the phone.

 
Safeguarding your personal information remains one of our top priorities. For additional fraud and identity theft information click here.