Posts Categorized: Security Incident

Vishing scams are increasing across the country

Fraudsters are targeting credit union members throughout the country through a vishing (phone-based phishing) scam.  They are spoofing credit union phone numbers and  posing as a employee in the credit union’s fraud or security department.  The fraudsters tell the members they are calling to verify suspicious debit card transactions and, to verify the members identity, the member’s are… See full article »

Saks, Lord & Taylor Hit With Data Breach

Saks 5th Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor, luxury department stores owned by parent company The Hudson’s Bay Company, have confirmed a data breach. The retailer stated they have identified the problem and claims they will notify affected consumers once the investigation is complete. The breach occurred from May 2017 to March 2018… See full article »

Data Breach – Orbitz

On March 20, 2018 Orbitz announced a data breach incident had compromised the online travel booking website’s payment system for some purchases made during 2016 – 2017. While conducting an internal investigation on March 1, 2018, the company determined an external party may have accessed personal information stored on a platform used by consumers, and… See full article »

Data Breach Involving Select Applebee’s Restaurant Locations

On March 2, 2018, RMH Franchise stated on their website that there had been a data incident affecting certain payment cards used at RMH-owned Applebee’s restaurants. Guests’ names, card numbers and expiration dates, as well as card verification codes could be at risk. According to the RMH Franchise website, as of today March 21, 2018,… See full article »

Oregon Legislative Update

Oregon Legislative Update The 2018 Oregon legislative session adjourned on March 3rd. The main focus of the short legislative sessions is for fixes to the current state budget, but there were a number of bills that were tracked by our Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). The NWCUA provides support services to all member credit unions… See full article »

Tax Fraud Alert

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE FISCAL SERVICE WASHINGTON, DC 20227 February 20, 2018 Important Tax Fraud Alert The Internal Revenue Service today is alerting financial institutions to the proper handling of erroneous federal tax refunds resulting from an emerging fraud scheme that could affect thousands of people across the country.  Financial institutions using… See full article »

Uber Data Breach – Millions of Records Stolen

Uber Total Loss: 57 Million Records Stolen But Data Breach Was Hidden For A Year Uber suffered a data breach more than a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen.  Uber paid off the hackers, who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed. Watch out for… See full article »

Reminder, Foreign Countries are Blocked.

Reminder, Foreign Countries are Blocked.  This holiday season, the RGFCU expects to see an increase in our members using their Visa EMV for online purchases.  When using your card online,  remember, some websites have their processing sites outside the  United States.  So, while you may think you are ordering from a site based with in the… See full article »

Data breach at Whole Foods, investigation underway

Whole Foods Market recently announced that those who drank and dined in its taprooms and full-service restaurants should closely monitor their debit and credit cards as card-payment information may have been hacked. The store chain uses a separate checkout system for its grocery store, and those who only shopped at the store are not affected… See full article »

Sonic Drive-In breached, 5 Million Cards Potentially Exposed

Recently a data breach disclosed has impacted the food chain, Sonic Drive-In which has 3,600 locations across 45 states. As reported on the website:, Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food chain with nearly 3,600 locations across 45 U.S. states, has acknowledged a breach affecting an unknown number of store payment systems and may have led to… See full article »