Heartbleed Bug

Mon, April 14, 2014

On April 7, 2014, security researchers announced they had uncovered a bug or flaw, called the Heartbleed Bug, in a key safety feature of the Internet (OpenSSL software). This software is one of the key technologies used to encrypt data transactions online. An indicator that a site is protected by this software is the signature padlock displayed in the browser. This bug allows attackers to retrieve sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details from servers running the affected versions of the software.


We have received notifications from our core banking software/processing vendor and ATM/Debit card vendor that they are taking appropriate measures to protect our customer information from this threat. As always, customers are encouraged to monitor their accounts regularly for any suspicious activity and to contact the Bank if they detect any suspicious transactions. Consumers are protected by Regulation E from unauthorized activity and will have no liability if unauthorized transactions debit their accounts.