MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that malware called Cryptowall is showing up with increasing frequency. Cryptowall, an updated version of an older type of malware, will encrypt the hard drive on the PC (or tablet or phone or server) you are working on and will demand a ransom payment via Bitcoin (non-traceable) to decrypt it. If your device is compromised, the only way to fix it is to completely wipe the hard drive and start over. Any data not backed up will be lost.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Adams Central High School graduate Ben Lehman. The son of Eric and Jodi Lehman of Berne, Ben will be entering the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University this fall, majoring in marketing.
HIGHLAND, Ind. - May 4th's Lake County March for Babies event, held at Highland High School, raised a record-breaking amount of money for the March of Dimes. The event is meant to raise awareness and funds for infant health as the March of Dimes works toward reducing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank and the staff of the Shelbyville banking center invite you to our grand opening celebration on Tuesday, April 29th. The banking center is located at 2350 Marketplace Boulevard, just east of State Road 44 and south of Interstate 74 in Shelbyville.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to announce it has been named one of SNL Financial’s Top Performing Regional Banks in the nation for 2013. Of the top 25 best-performing regional banks, First Merchants ranked 23rd based on core financial metrics.
MUNCIE, Ind. - Many of you have read the media reports about the Heartbleed bug, an OpenSSL vulnerability that can be used to expose user names and passwords through the use of the Internet.
First Merchants bank has assessed this vulnerability and can assure you that our systems are not at risk to this vulnerability.
MUNCIE, Ind. - On February 21, a group of ten Delaware County First Merchants employees used their First Merchants Serves Community Day to volunteer with Greater Muncie, Indiana Habitat for Humanity.
MUNCIE, Ind. - You may have read information regarding the very serious security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The flaw allows hackers to intercept any encrypted data from a user when on a Wi-Fi network and other connections. This includes e-mails, log in credential, and credit card information. This possibly affects Mac computers as well. Apple has released a patch for this flaw for iPhones, iPods, and iPads (Mac’s will be updated soon), but you should take some steps to ensure you are protected.
On the positive side, many iPhones and iPads are set to auto update.