Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issues phishing warning

Following eBay's massive data breach last week, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a phishing warning for Arkansas state residents.

Published Fri, May 30 2014 3:38 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a statement to residents, warning them they should change their eBay passwords - and warned of sophisticated phishing scams. His office informed residents that cybercriminals often send unsolicited emails, sometimes posing as banks, credit companies or utilities providers, and ask victims to turn over personal information.

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issues phishing warning |

It's important for lawmakers, if educated about cybercrimes, to share information that helps keep users more secure - many unsuspecting victims turn over usernames, passwords, and personal information without a second thought.

Here is what McDaniel had to say: " "While, thankfully, there is no evidence that there was any personal financial information stolen in this attack, there may be efforts afoot to trick consumers into providing sensitive data. Arkansas consumers need to be cautious in the coming days and weeks to avoid unsolicited requests by anyone seeking account numbers or personal information."

McDaniel's office, working with other agencies, will host a free lunch-and-learn for Arkansas residents, focused on fighting fraud.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog,, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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