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Oct 17, 2018
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month
NCSAM is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of governments, companies, groups, or individuals. Everyone shares the responsibility for cybersecurity—from the average smartphone user to a corporate CEO, we all must be more cyber aware.
Oct 17, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Business Email Compromise

Business Email Compromise or BEC is a highly sophisticated scam targeting businesses who perform wire transfer payments regularly. The fraudsters use various social engineering methods or computer intrusion techniques to gain access to a legitimate business email account where they

Sep 21, 2018
May 14, 2018
Malicious Phishing On The Rise

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust’s Information Security Department has seen an increase in malicious phishing campaigns within the first quarter of 2018 targeting unsuspecting users. These phishing campaigns revolve heavily around user interaction and attempt to get users to input

May 14, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
Tax Fraud and ID Theft

Have you filed your tax returns yet? What happens if more than one tax return was filed for you? Do you owe additional tax? These are just a couple of warning signs that could indicate you have been a victim

Feb 26, 2018
Nov 27, 2017
7 Tips for Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Consumers using the web this holiday season are at higher risk of identity theft and hacking due to thousands of unsafe and malicious websites posing as vendors. With attacks becoming more pervasive and sophisticated, we as consumers need to be

Nov 27, 2017
Nov 22, 2017
Security Alert: Text Message Scam

We have been made aware of a Social Engineering text scam telling people that their debit card has been blocked or compromised. There are multiple phone numbers involved, with some utilizing local area codes. The text message attempts to have you

Nov 22, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Changing Your Clocks for Daylight Savings? Consider Changing Your Passwords Too.

In this day and age, we are surrounded by technology and with that comes the need to protect our personal identifiable information. The amount of passwords we keep can be overwhelming—from email, to bill payment sites, to online banking—and we

Oct 31, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – A time to focus on how information security is a shared responsibility that affects all Americans. NCSAM is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its public

Oct 17, 2017
Sep 08, 2017
Equifax Breach

Important Message Regarding Equifax Breach  A word from Frank Hamlin, President, on the Equifax Consumer Data Breach As many of you are aware, consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax yesterday announced a major data breach that may have affected 143 million

Sep 08, 2017
Jul 13, 2017
How to Protect Your Business from Business Email Compromise Scams
Business Email Compromise (BEC) happens when cybercriminals gain access to an employee’s legitimate business email through social engineering or computer intrusion. The criminal then impersonates the employee—often a senior executive or someone who can authorize payments—and instructs others to transfer funds on their behalf. Don’t be caught off guard, be suspicious of emails anytime a transaction is involved as it may save you money in the long run.
Jul 13, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
The Importance of Software Security Updates
Traditionally computer software was designed as a static form of technology. You buy the software, install it to your computer and use the software until the next version came out. In today’s digital world this model no longer fits as software technology is ever changing. In order to combat the constant evolving threats in the digital world, the latest software updates must be made available immediately.
Jun 26, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
Ransomware & WannaCry
Ransomware is a type of malicious software cyber criminals use to deny access to systems or data. The malicious cyber criminal holds systems or data hostage until the ransom is paid. After the initial infection, the ransomware attempts to spread to shared storage drives and other accessible systems. WannaCry Ransomware is a variant or different strain of virus commonly known as Cryptolocker.
Jun 14, 2017
Feb 07, 2017
OCC Alert: Fictitious Regulatory Agency Notification

Subject: Fictitious Regulatory Agency Notification Date: February 6, 2017 Description: Fictitious Notification Attributed to Officials of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency - Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of

Feb 07, 2017
Jun 21, 2016
FBI Public Service Announcement: Business E-mail Compromise
On June 14, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a Public Service Announcement on the increase of Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) scams that gave an in-depth summary of what the scam is, who is at risk, how the scam is executed, how to protect your business, and what to do if you are a victim.
Jun 21, 2016
Apr 04, 2016
OCC Alert: Fictitious Regulatory Agency Issuance

Subject Fictitious Regulatory Agency Issuance Date March 29, 2016 Description Fictitious Correspondence Attributed to Officials of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Security Alert Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) or other...

Apr 04, 2016
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