Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

May 11 2011
If you shop, play video games or blog, your information may have been compromised as part of a recent pile-up of data breaches. We tell you what to do to minimize the chance that thieves make off with your money or destroy your credit.
Apr 26 2011
The credit card data of Sony PlayStation and Qriocity users may have been stolen, news sources reported this afternoon. We suggest users close out the credit card on file with Sony and place a fraud alert on their credit reports.
Apr 26 2011
Cyber criminals are hacking bank accounts of small-to-medium size businesses in the U.S. and sending unauthorized wire transfers to Chinese economic and trade companies located near the Russian border, the FBI warned today. Between March 2010 and April 2011, authorities identified 20 incidents leading to $11 million in losses and about $20 million in attempted thefts.
Mar 25 2011
On today’s menu of consumer news you can use … a warning about storage insurance policy exemptions, a tip to protect soldiers from ID theft, and a heads up on ring tones that don't ... you know ... ring.
Mar 15 2011
Health Net Inc., informed the Washington Attorney General’s Office on Monday that “approximately 39,877 Washington residents” may be affected by its latest data breach.
Mar 14 2011
A few weeks ago, there were only four shredding events on our calendar at www.atg.wa.gov/shredathon.aspx. Add a zero to that.  
Mar 08 2011
What are consumers complaining about? The Attorney General's Office and the Federal Trade Commission released their lists of top 2010 gripes.
Feb 28 2011
Spring is the season for cleaning and shredding. Check out one of these free events in Spokane, Renton, Federal Way and Bellingham.
Jan 28 2011
Attorney General Rob McKenna wrote the following post for our Facebook page today. Additionally, Facebook is sharing McKenna's post on its Facebook and Privacy Page, which also includes remarks from experts at the the Future of Privacy Forum, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and NetChoice.
Nov 10 2010
Despite all the warnings, many folks who use social networks leave themselves vulnerable to identity theft and threats to their physical safety.

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