Be sure to check our latest cybersecurity resources for keeping safe online:
The New Hampshire Banking Department has issued an alert warning individuals and institutions of the many spear phishing attempts by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). Spear Phishing is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by re-routing an individual to a fake web site appearing to look legitimate. For more information read here.
Fraudulent cell phone messages have been received by banking customers regarding debit cards. These fraudulent messages erroneously report that the listener’s debit card has been blocked and that he or she should call a phone number to provide information. Under no circumstances would Merrimack County Savings Bank deliver such a message. If you should receive such a message, you should hang up and not call the number provided. This is an attempt to obtain account and personal information from the unsuspecting public. If you have received a call and provided any account or personal information, contact your bank immediately.