Tags State Government

Hacker, money launderer sentenced to prison for scamming tax preparers and COVID-19 relief programs

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

The scheme, which included a money laundering operation, netted $280,000 from COVID-19 relief in one state alone.

National security officials outline hopes for US data breach notification law

by Tim Starks • 5 months ago

A national breach notification law needs to be simple and limited, officials said, but stopped short of endorsing a specific proposal.

Florida homecoming queen faces up to 16 years after alleged scheme to hack high school contest

by Tim Starks • 6 months ago

She and her mother could spend a maximum of 16 years in prison each.

Is Congress finally ready to pass meaningful ransomware legislation?

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

As ransomware attacks afflict every part of the country, lawmakers might be feeling them in their congressional districts, too.

Robocalls keep spamming Americans, in part because of their cyber tools

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

Robocalls are back on the rise after a pandemic reprieve, and scammers are learning new tricks.

Election Assistance Commission loses another key staffer, Jerome Lovato

by Tim Starks, Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

Two other top staffers have left the EAC in recent months as well.

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