Scammers, hackers, and identity thieves are always looking to steal your personal information... and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have a good reason. Queenstown Bank of Maryland prides itself in the confidentiality of our customers' information and encourages our customers to do the same, especially when using your computer, tablet or mobile device.
Online Acccount Takeover occurs when someone other than an authorized account holder gains access to accounts online. Fraudsters typically use phishing scams as a way to install virus or malware (malicious software) on a computer. When the user clicks on the link in a phishing email, the virus or malware is downloaded and an alert is sent to the fraudster when the user logs into a secure site, like internet banking. Internet banking user information is then logged by the virus or malware and sent to the cyber theives allowing them access without the users knowledge. For safety tips on how you can protect your home computers and mobile devices, click here.
Stop.Think.Connect.org is the global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online. Queenstown Bank of Maryland partners with Stop.Think.Connect to be able to provide nformation to our customers about the importance of cybersecurity awareness. For more information and tips on how you can keep your home computers and mobile devices secure, click here.
OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government's website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov in partnership with several other federal agencies. OnGuardOnline is also a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security and a part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.