Attorney General Peterson Shares Simple Tips for Internet Safety

Is your refrigerator putting your home network at risk? We live in a world of “smart” objects, where some things like thermostats, coffee pots, and refrigerators are connected to the Internet. We carry around smart devices like phones, and we even wear them in the form of fitness trackers and medical devices. This complicated Internet ecosystem offers us tremendous benefits, but it also poses unique risks.

Attorney General Peterson Promotes Cybersecurity in the Workplace


As recent major cybersecurity incidents have shown, cyber criminals often rely on human error – like failing to install software patches, clicking on malicious links, and creating easy-to-guess passwords – to gain access to systems and information. Every member of an organization – from senior leadership to the newest employees – is responsible for keeping information and systems secure. The chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s why strong cybersecurity practices are so important.

Nebraska Attorney General’s Office Recognizes Cyber Security Awareness Month

You don’t have to be a computer expert to understand the basics of cyber security.  Even small actions can make a huge difference in keeping you safe online.  As cybercrimes like fraud and scams, identity theft, and network breaches continue to increase, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the cyber world.

Attorney General Peterson Seeks Documents from Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

Lincoln – Attorney General Doug Peterson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. There are 41 attorneys general participating in the multistate investigations.

Response to Equifax Data Breach

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is warning over 700,000 Nebraska consumers who may by impacted by the massive security breach at Equifax, Inc. to take steps to protect their identities. On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that hackers had exploited a vulnerability in one of Equifax’s online portals and gained access to the personal information of 143 million consumers nationwide.  The information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.