What’s Working: How ID.me navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud
Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.
How scammers targeted Colorado’s unemployment system — and what the state is doing about it
The fallout of fraudulent claims for pandemic unemployment continues into 2021 as Colorado victims, employers and legitimate people on unemployment deal with impostors.
University of Colorado investigates cyberattack on system
The attack on software provided by a vendor, Accellion, likely exposed employee, student, health and research records, according to university officials.
Opinion: Huge cyberattack shows it’s time to fix our failing cybersecurity infrastructure
We live in an age of asymmetric cyber warfare where even small teams of attackers have an advantage over large and well-funded defenders.
Smartphone and registration?: Colorado state troopers will now ask for your digital driver’s license
But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.
Opinion: Facebook shouldn’t block a journalist tool revealing how political ads are targeted
Election officials bolster confidence in election, warn against misinformation at Colorado Sun forum
Officials also played down cybersecurity issues but said they were remaining vigilant
Spreadsheet snafu exposes private data of 30,000 Colorado state employees
State officials say files have been deleted and there’s no evidence of misuse, but those affected are being told to take precautions
After a small Colorado city paid cyber attackers a ransom, there’s concern about the rest of the state
Most small towns don’t have the resources to hire cybersecurity professionals. An effort to help cities like Lafayette, which just paid a ransom, are underway
Fraudulent unemployment claims continue in Colorado, but 30-50% were stopped “at the front door”
New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.
Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.
A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.
Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline
State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail
Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department says
The FBI is investigating the multi-state scheme involving stolen identities and backdated claims. Meanwhile, the department stopped payments on half of them, resulting in $34 million not being paid.
How SamSam ransomware took down CDOT and how the state fought back — twice
When cyberattackers held CDOT files hostage and demanded bitcoin in 2018, the state learned a $1.7 million lesson about cybersecurity
Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.
Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.
Removing banned tech from China’s Huawei will cost rural Colorado telecoms over $300 million. Will it even fix the problem?
Sticking with gear made by Huawei Technologies means violating a national security order issued out of concerns it could be spying on American citizens and building backdoors into their software and equipment
Coloradans can now store their driver’s license on a smartphone. But don’t ditch your plastic ID just yet.
The state built its own digital ID app. But it isn’t yet accepted by state law enforcement, federal officials or out-of-state bars.
How California’s data privacy law will change your online experience — no matter where you live
California's beefed-up new data-privacy law means Colorado firms are on the hook starting Jan. 1, while Colorado's own regulations could soon allow residents to tell companies “Don't sell my data”
Lockheed Martin sniffs around for space in Grand Junction
With recent BLM win, Western Slope city hopes to land a piece of aerospace