Data Breach Impacting State Employees

The Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) announced that criminals breached the computer systems of their third-party vendor, Accellion. 

If you fit any of the below criteria, your data may be compromised.

  • People who filed for unemployment claims from 1/1/20 to 12/10/20, including many state employees and people whose identities were used to file for claims fraudulently
  • Personal information of a smaller number of people, including data held by the Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Non-personal financial and other data from local governments and state agencies

Steps to Take to Protect Your Data

If you fit any of the criteria above, use this document to figure out your next steps.