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2/1/2021 -- Accellion data security breach

Feb 1, 2021, 15:55 PM
The personal information of Washingtonians who applied for unemployment claims in 2020 may have been exposed in an attack on a third-party service provider used by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. 
 
**This is a non-HAPO related incident.**  
 
Data breaches pose a potential risk to consumers in the form of identity theft, account takeover, and fraud when personal and sensitive information is compromised. We encourage you to follow these tips following a breach that has potentially exposed your personal information. 
 
  • Thoroughly check your credit report and put a “security freeze” on your credit file. Sign up for Savvy Money to monitor your credit score.
  • Place a “fraud alert” on your credit report if you are a victim of identity theft. 
  • Update your Online Banking login/password credentials.
  • If your debit or credit card was compromised, cancel it and get a new one.  
  • Sign up for banking alerts to be notified of any suspicious activity on your account.
Learn more about the Accellion data security breach: https://sao.wa.gov/breach2021/