Hawaii credit union notifies customers of employee email breach

Hawaii First Federal Credit Union is notifying an undisclosed number of customers that an unauthorized individual may have gained access to an employee's email account, and could have accessed personal information.

How many victims? Undisclosed.

What type of personal information? Names, addresses, Social Security numbers and bank account numbers. 

What happened? An unauthorized individual may have gained access to a Hawaii First Federal Credit Union employee's email account, and could have had access to the personal information.

What was the response? Access to the email account was immediately terminated and all passwords were reset. Hawaii First Federal Credit Union is conducting a comprehensive review of its information security practices and procedures. All potentially affected individuals are being notified, and offered a free year of identity theft protection services.

Details: Hawaii First Federal Credit Union learned of the incident on June 1.   

Quote: “While we have received no reports that your information has been used in any manner that would compromise your identity or credit, out of an abundance of caution, we want to let you know this happened and assure you that we take it very seriously,” a notification letter said.

Source: ago.vermont.gov, “Hawaii First Federal Credit Union,” Aug. 31, 2015.

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