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ServiceArizona Website Security Failure Forces Plan To Protect Victims Of Identity Theft

The Arizona Daily Independent News Network reports: The Arizona Department of Transportation was forced to launch an aggressive plan to address the activity of identity thieves who used ServiceArizona.com to complete fraudulent transactions involving duplicate driver licenses. The plan includes services for victims and for anyone who believes their information may have been compromised....

Payouts From Insurance Policies May Fuel Ransomware Attacks

AP reports: The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission President Vidya Kora. But less than a week later, officials in the county southeast...

Unalaska recovers $2.3M after phishing email scam

Hope McKenney reports: More than $2.3 million dollars has been returned to the City of Unalaska, after a nearly two-month federal investigation into a fraudulent financial request. Between May 15 and July 9, the city paid out $2,985,406.10 to a fraudulent bank account as a result of a phishing email scam. The sender of...

Feds: PainMD’s abandoned medical records at risk of being burned, shredded

Brett Kelman reports: Federal and state prosecutors have asked a judge to halt the destruction of thousands of medical records abandoned by PainMD, a Nashville-area pain clinic company that shut down earlier this year in the midst of a fraud investigation. The medical records, which could be evidence against PainMD or important to former patients, are currently...