Foundation Says Breach of Unemployment Claimants’ Data Causes Loss of Public Trust in Ohio Government

With the data breach exposing the information of unemployed Ohioans, one foundation is saying that the government’s failure to address known flaws with the benefits system means the public has lost trust in the state.

Deloitte Consulting is handling pandemic unemployment assistance claims for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. At least 130,000 independent contractors who filed 1099 forms but have not yet received benefits had their information, including addresses and social security numbers exposed on the Deloitte system, WLWT reported.

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Watchdog: US Agency Error Exposes 2.3 Million Disaster Survivors to Fraud

Reuters   The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) said FEMA had shared…

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Google+ to Shut Down After Data Breach Cover-Up Exposed

by Gavin Hanson   Google announced the end of its social platform Google Plus after a Monday Wall Street Journal report detailed the cover-up of a breach that exposed users’ data. In a breach described as “Cambridge Analytica-style” by Financial Times social media and cyber security reporter Hannah Kuchler, Google Plus…

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Attorney: Former IT Aide Imran Awan Deserves No Jail Time Because Trump, Republicans ‘Were Mean’

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by Luke Rosiak  – Former House IT aide Imran Awan’s attorney, Chris Gowen, filed a memo asking that his client serve no jail time for his bank fraud conviction.  – He told an Obama-appointed judge that Trump is an “incoherent,” “desperate” president of the “Untied States.”  – He asked for…

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