Bryan Cohen Oct. 8, 2013, 7:00pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Better Business Bureau serving Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska announced Monday a new campaign to protect digital citizens from cyber crime.

STOP.THINK.CONNECT is a global cybersecurity awareness campaign with the goal of addressing the growing issues with online security and cyber crime.

"By collaborating with Better Business Bureau and partnering with the global STOP.THINK.CONNECT messaging campaign, the Attorney General's Office hopes to reach as many consumers as possible to say: Stay safe online," Ferguson said.

"National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the perfect time to reinforce this message to keep Washington families safe."

Robert W.G. Andrew, the CEO of the region's BBB, said the marketplace is shifting online and cybersecurity knowledge is critical.

Ferguson's office and the BBB are working together on the campaign, which will promote the importance of keeping clean machines, protecting personal information, owning online presences, deleting suspicious social network posts or text messages, and sharing online posts with care.

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