Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Missouri Credit Union customer information leaked on website

COLUMBIA, Mo--Missouri Credit Union is informing all of its customers about a security breach after personal information was made public on its website.

On Aug 5, MCU discovered a file containing customer information was posted on its website. That file contained a list of customer names, addresses, Social Security numbers, account numbers, and MCU teller/call-in passwords.

The credit union says there were ten visits to the file's location in the "short time" it was accessible. MCU does not know if anyone actually looked at the information.

"On behalf of myself and everyone at MCU, I apologize to all members affected by this incident," said president Hal James in a statement to ABC 17 News. "Please be assured that we are working to enhance our security measures to prevent something like this from happening in the future."

MCU began notifying all of its on Aug 16 about the security issue. The company is arranging for AllClearID to protect the identity of each of its members for one year.

Any customer can contact MCU for additional information by calling 877-437-4006.

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