Performing damage control when your members’ identities are compromised

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr According to The Worthington Daily Globe, people in the Worthington, MN area received a phishing text that looked like it came from Fulda Area Credit Union (FACU) claiming a discrepancy or problem with the recipients’ accounts on Monday morning, February 15, 2016. Upon further investigation, these SMS messages were from scammers who targeted both members and non-members, indicating there was not a breach in FACU’s core, but rather a purchased list of phone numbers.“It seems to be a classic phishing attempt where they just target a group of phone numbers trying to get information,” said Laura Honken, vice president of operations for Fulda Area Credit Union (FACU). “It just seems they’ve probably purchased a block of phone numbers and started out with that.” Although Monday was a federal holiday, FACU employees acted quickly in order to ensure that their members and potential members’ information is safe and the brand is protected. continue reading »last_img read more

Only on the Gold Coast: henhouse complete with chandeliers

first_imgRuling the roost. Brass chandeliers hang in a Tallebudgera chook pen. Source: Angela Warren said the idea was hatched as she was flipping through magazines for design inspiration, to “add a bit of character to the chook shed”.The Warren family was in the midst of decorating their Tallebudgera home. The property is being auctioned next month. Source: Fully renovated and on acreage. Source: couple lined the walls with chook-inspired artwork and decked out the henhouse with special ramps leading to a dozen nesting boxes. At one point, they had 37 chickens. “We did 12 boxes thinking, 37 chooks, that should be enough for them to lay, and we learnt very quickly that chickens liked to nest in the same box so only 3 or 4 were being used,” she said. Their three daughters helped to collect the eggs, which the family sold. The grass looks greener at the acreage property. Source:“My mum gave me two crystal chandeliers, I was so tempted to use them. She said, ‘don’t you even think about putting them in the chook shed’,” Mrs Warren said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“I started looking online. We found two in a council clean-up.” The vintage, 70s-esque brass chandeliers quickly took pride of place.“People thought it was hilarious, they couldn’t believe we’ve gone to so much effort. They said they were the most spoiled chooks they’d ever seen. Some thought we were mad,” Mrs Warren said. This Tallebudgera house has hit the market, complete with a deluxe chicken coop.THIS is one pampered pecking order. A Gold Coast acreage that’s hit the market comes complete with chandeliers in the henhouse. The family home has just been fully renovated. Source: Luxury digs. The hen house seen from the backyard. Source: The Daffodil St home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Source: Wardrop of Premier Real Estate Agents is marketing the property.“I’ve never seen a chicken coop like this, it’s just one of those extra features that you don’t see every day,” she said.The acreage home has been fully renovated and includes a solar-heated pool. The pool includes a spa and waterfall feature. Source:“Contemporary and high-quality, it’s quite luxurious. It’s a great family lifestyle, so close to the beach and schools,” Ms Wardrop said.The property is being auctioned on December 3. What an egg-cellent idea!Now the Tallebudgera acreage is up for sale the henhouse is vacant, and ready for new tenants to rule the roost.last_img read more