Security Alert - OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' Vulnerability

Customers’ confidence in our ability to provide premier financial services while preserving the integrity of their personal information is the cornerstone of WesBanco’s success and reputation. As technology enhances our ability to deliver our services in new and innovative ways, we understand your concerns of how this development may impact your personal privacy. We recognize our responsibility not only to protect the financial assets entrusted to us, but also to respect the privacy expectations of our customers.

At WesBanco, we take security and protecting customer information seriously, which includes helping protect your identity and personal information.

Earlier this week, information has been made public regarding a serious vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160) commonly referred to as the Heartbleed Bug. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by connecting to a server and causing memory to be retrieved. The exposed memory could be used to recover encrypted content, including usernames and passwords.

To mitigate the exposure of the Heartbleed Bug we have;

  • Reviewed all of our applicable internal systems for vulnerability to the Heartbleed Bug and no vulnerabilities were detected.
  • We are assessing our pertinent vendors or third party service providers to ensure that they have implemented appropriate safeguards to mitigate the risk.
  • We will continue to assess the risk and take appropriate actions to protect your information

However as a precautionary measure we recommend that you change your online passwords, especially for services where privacy and security are major concerns.

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