If you haven’t already heard, a recent compromise of 1.2 billion online accounts has made major headlines. A group of Russian hackers gained access to an unprecedented number of internet accounts. We have no reason to believe that any Access Credit Union account or local financial institutions were involved. This Notification serves only as a proactive reminder to keep your passwords fresh and complicated. It isn’t uncommon for people to use the same password over and over, we are all guilty. Doing so makes it easier for hackers to gain access to multiple accounts rather than just one if they are successful. We strongly recommend resetting your online usernames and passwords at least quarterly. We also encourage you to check your accounts daily. Make sure your balances are accurate and that no strange transactions go through. Be wary of strange emails and phone calls that ask about your financial information. Make sure your computer’s anti-virus and malware security are up to date. Once again there is no need for panic. We just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that there are people out there who would make you a victim if they were able. These are just a few of the steps you can take to make sure you are protected. Please feel free to call us (806) 353-9999 if you have any problems resetting your password or username.