fraud

Former local broadband official gets two years prison for fraud scheme

by • 3 months ago

A former treasurer of the Illinois Municipal Broadband Communications Association pleaded guilty to stealing $150,000 in funds for personal use.

Agencies aren't doing enough to stop online fraud, Transunion says

by • 3 months ago

A survey of IT and security professionals found that the frequency and severity of account-takeover attacks are increasing.

Unemployment fraud possibly topped $1 billion in 2020, Washington state auditor says

by • 6 months ago

The state unemployment agency identified at least $647 million in phony payments paid out during the COVID-19 pandemic, but disputes auditors' higher estimate.

Using modern authentication controls to mitigate fraud risks

by • 7 months ago

Fraud can quickly drain state and local agency resources. However, with modern authentication controls, CIOs and CISOs can mitigate fraud and security risks.

As unemployment fraud spreads, Washington state recovers $300M

by • 1 year ago

Adjustments to screening techniques are driving down phony claims, Washington officials say. But in other states, illegitimate claims clog systems already overburdened.

Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud

by • 1 year ago

The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.

California's deadly wildfires present opportunity for email scammers

by • 3 years ago

The gift card schemes are very low-tech, but they take advantage of people's sympathies after a deadly natural disaster, an email security consultant says.

Here are the top 10 states for cybercrimes in 2017

by • 3 years ago

The FBI's annual report shows where hackers are hitting the U.S. hardest, and that ransomware only accounts for a fraction of the damage.

Minnesota judge approves 'unusual' Google dragnet warrant

by • 5 years ago

If the search giant complies, it would have 'chilling' implications for the future of privacy, one expert says.

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