This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware
New requirements for surveillance tools and body-camera footage in NYC, new digital tools for COVID-19 response in Virginia and a marriage of ransomware and unemployment fraud represent some of the highlights from this week's top government IT news.
Unemployment fraud in Washington linked to health care ransomware
A report from security firm Kroll says hackers used illicit access to a health care organization to file phony claims before detonating a ransomware attack.
As unemployment fraud spreads, Washington state recovers $300M
Adjustments to screening techniques are driving down phony claims, Washington officials say. But in other states, illegitimate claims clog systems already overburdened.