This TDECU alert aimed to keep members informed on cybersecurity threats that could affect their desktops, mobile phones or tablets.

The hacking of dozens of home pages by a group claiming to be ISIS and a newly discovered FREAK flaw emphasizes the need to protect against vulnerabilities, even in mobile banking channels.

Much attention recently revolved around the hacking of numerous North American websites, including one belonging to a Montana credit union. In the web attacks, invaders placed an ISIS flag banner on home pages. There is no indication that the individuals launching the hacks had any real connection to ISIS, but they did share two common elements—their use of the WordPress content management platform and the exploitation of a known vulnerability in a plug-in with an available patch.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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