Kentucky reports ‘possible cyberattack’ on unemployment claims website
There have been a rash of reports on unemployment fraud due to states simplifying the process to apply online during the pandemic. Could this be part of that bigger picture?
WAVE3 reported that the Kentucky Career Center posted the following statement on its website:
While there has not been any security breach and no information from claimants has been compromised, the Office of Unemployment Insurance notified Labor Cabinet leadership at approximately 10:40 a.m. of a possible cyberattack on the external unemployment insurance claims system. The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is working with the Labor Cabinet, OUI and Commonwealth Office of Technology to respond to the cyberattack, which used random login names to attempt to overwhelm the site but none of the login attempts have been successful. Unemployment office staff continues to assist claimants, but claimants are currently unable to access the site externally.
Read more on WAVE3.
Sometimes a DDOS attack is just a cover/diversion while other things that are going on. We’ll have to wait to find out more about this one.