What you need to know about the Russian hackers theft report.

August 2014 – The Associated Press recently reported that Russian hackers have allegedly stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists. The hackers have also reportedly amassed 500 million email addresses.

While KeyBank has not been identified as a point of credential loss to date, we want to ensure that you know what Key does and what you can do to protect yourself. Please take a few moments to review the following information.

What to Know:

  • There may be an increase in phishing activity resulting from media coverage of this situation.
  • KeyBank is closely monitoring this situation and will provide updates as needed.

What to Do:

  • Be aware of email, SMS (text), and social media messages that appear to come from trusted financial institutions asking you to change your online account passwords by clicking a link.
  • If concerned, take action to proactively change passwords on any online banking accounts to ensure they are unique and not used on any other accounts or web sites.

For more information about KeyBank’s online banking security, please see our Advanced Online Banking Security overview.