A heist bigger than the Great Train Robbery
Our state has just been the victim of one of the biggest heists of all time. It was many times bigger than the Great Train Robbery or any pulled off by Butch Cassidy and the “Hole in the Wall Gang.”
The state admits cyber-criminals stole hundreds of millions of dollars from our state’s Employment Security Department. But it hasn’t said how much, only that it has recovered $300 million of it back. So the actual amount stolen was truly massive.
While other states have also been robbed, Washington State was the number one target and the hardest hit.
We will be joined by former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, James McDevitt and former State Representative and cybersecurity expert Mark Harmsworth.
We’ll also discuss how as your next Attorney General, I’ll focus on protecting the Evergreen State from cyberthreats like these. Attorney General Bob Ferguson discontinued the AG’s high tech crimes unit that Christine Gregoire formed and Rob McKenna carried on that helped governments and consumers address cybercrime threats.
Jim and I will also talk about the death of a black man under the custody of the Minneapolis police that has led to rioting in many cities, including Seattle. As U.S. Attorney, Jim tried and convicted a police officer for a civil rights felony crime, and he was the civilian leader of the Spokane Police Department in 2016.