Unemployment Payments Uncertain as 9 States’ Web Host Hacked – IOTW Report

Unemployment Payments Uncertain as 9 States’ Web Host Hacked

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Residents of some states may not get their next unemployment checks on time as a vendor cyberattack has shut down their websites.

The states all do business with Florida-based Geographic Solutions. The company has not posted any information on its social media pages about the cyberattack. A warning page appears when trying to access the company’s webpage.

Up to 40 states and Washington, D.C. could be affected, according to a news release from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. No personal data was exposed, according to state officials there. But some state residents may get their unemployment check late as Louisiana’s HIRE website is down, they said.

“The HiRE website is used to file unemployment claims, job searches and other functions,'” Louisiana officials said in a news release. “This outage impacts the near 11,000 people currently filing continued claims for unemployment in Louisiana.” more


6 Comments on Unemployment Payments Uncertain as 9 States’ Web Host Hacked

  1. They just opened a huge Shell gas station down the highway. Inside is supposed to be a ‘Taco Corner’ where you can get a quick bite to eat. The ‘Taco Corner’ is idle and I asked the clerk when they were going to open. He said they can’t get anyone to work so it will remain closed until they find people who will. WTF!

  2. @Dr. Hambone July 1, 2022 at 4:19 pm

    > The ‘Taco Corner’ is idle and I asked the clerk when they were going to open. He said they can’t get anyone to work so it will remain closed until they find people who will.

    This is why “we” can’t have nice things borders.

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