unemployment fraud

This week brought new police oversight, COVID-19 tools and a first in ransomware

by • 4 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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

by • 5 months ago

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