OPM Announces Cybersecurity Incident
On June 4, 2015, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees. These systems are not related to any Tinker Federal Credit Union system, but because of the nature of the breach, we encourage our members who are current or former Federal employees to be aware of this situation.
OPM’s website posted this information about those who might be affected:
“Beginning June 8 and continuing through June 19, OPM will be sending notifications to approximately 4 million individuals whose Personally Identifiable Information was potentially compromised in this incident. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and it will contain information regarding credit monitoring and identity theft protection services being provided to those Federal employees impacted by the data breach. In the event OPM does not have an email address for the individual on file, a standard letter will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service.
“In order to mitigate the risk of fraud and identity theft, OPM is offering affected individuals credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance with CSID, a company that specializes in identity theft protection and fraud resolution. This comprehensive, 18-month membership includes credit report access, credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and recovery services and is available immediately at no cost to affected individuals identified by OPM.”
Additional information about this situation is available at http://www.opm.gov/news/latest-news/announcements/.
As always, TFCU encourages our members to be aware of their account activity by checking their statements and by monitoring their account activity on Home Branch or Home Branch Mobile. If you need assistance with access to these services, please contact our Member Service Center.
TFCU also offers members a special discount on ProtectMyID™, an identity theft product available through Experian®. ProtectMyID offers many benefits to keep your information safe. TFCU members can have added peace of mind for only $11 per month, a 15 percent savings. For more information, click here or call ProtectMyID at 1-877-279-6438.