Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jan 27 2012
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international event promoting awareness of how personal information is collected, stored and shared – and how that information may be better protected. Attorney General Rob McKenna and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, who are Co-Chairs of Washington’s Law Enforcement Group against Identity Theft (LEGIT), are taking this opportunity to ask businesses to reinforce their work to protect consumer data.
Dec 20 2011
Today, many consumers aren’t “shopping ‘til they drop.” Rather, they’re clicking on online deals until they get carpal tunnel syndrome. Beyond the tingling, weakness and finger or hand-muscle damage that comes with the syndrome, there are other dangers, too.
Aug 15 2011
Thinking of buying a car online? Read this first.
Jul 20 2011
Yesterday, Google started putting a yellow box with a warning at the top of search results pages for users who may have been infected with a certain kind of malware.
Jul 15 2011
The Department of Licensing's blog has a warning about a phishing scheme.
Jun 30 2011
Human resources professionals have rejected job applicants based on what they found online. We’ve told you that. But now there’s a company that creates a file of your online photos and posts for employers.
May 27 2011
Sony is promising a year of identity theft protection services for PlayStation Network and Qriocity users, following its recent data breach.
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.
May 11 2011
Traditional phishing scams have taken many consumers hook, line and sinker. But even those who are sure they can sniff out the bait may fall prey to spear-phishers.
May 04 2011
Malware purporting to contain information on Osama bin Laden is all over the Internet. This malicious software or "malware" can embed itself in computers and spread to users' contact lists, infecting the systems of associates, friends and family members, the FBI warned today.

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