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How to spot a suspicious link

The internet, social media and email are all connected by an almost endless web of hyperlinks. Hackers once used fishy email attachments to get at your sensitive data. Now, they can use links to hide sites with malicious code. When you are browsing the web it can seem impossible to be sure if a link Read More

Watch Out for Tax Scams

During tax time, be on the lookout for suspicious emails or phone calls claiming to be from the IRS. If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be the IRS, remember that the IRS won’t: Call and demand immediate payment. Demand payment without allowing you to question or appeal the amount owed. Demand Read More

SMS Phishing

Text messages are becoming the primary way for people to interact with businesses, in fact, texting is the single most used feature on a smartphone. According to Statistic Brain, 781 billion text messages are sent every month in the United States as of June 2017. Today’s scammers have taken to targeting victims via Short Message Service Read More

Cybersecurity Awareness

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we want to encourage you to “Stop. Think. Connect.” IBM estimates that, in 2018, the global average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is $148. Most data breaches occur because an individual clicks a Read More

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, issued a statement yesterday about a cybersecurity breach that occurred earlier this summer. The incident may impact half of U.S. consumers—Equifax estimates as many as 143 million accounts were compromised. This data breach does not involve Reliant Bank, but we want to ensure our customers are Read More

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