Alpine Bank Notifies Public of Data Event

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- An unidentified individual(s) gained access to customer information in a
database which was located on a web server managed by a third party that Alpine Bank
contracted with for web hosting services.

Alpine Bank says that they take this matter, and the safety and security of their customers’ information,
seriously. Upon discovering the unlawful intrusion, Alpine Bank began an investigation into the
incident, and took steps to secure all confidential information which was accessible in the
affected database. In addition, Alpine Bank retained independent investigators to investigate the
incident.

At this time, Alpine Bank is unaware of any actual or attempted misuse of the personal
information stored on the database. Nevertheless, we have provided notice of the data event to
affected individuals to ensure that they are aware of the incident and so they may take steps to
monitor their identity, credit and financial accounts should they feel it is necessary to do so.
Also, Alpine Bank is offering each of our affected individuals one year of credit monitoring, at no
cost.


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