Hackers filing unemployment claims for Michigan residents who aren’t unemployed
Unemployment claims in Michigan have been at an all-time high during the pandemic. DETROIT – Someone is hacking into the Michigan unemployment office and filing claims for people who aren’t unemployed, Local 4′s Rod Meloni has learned. The victims didn’t know about these fraudulent claims until they saw unemployment income that they didn’t receive included on their tax forms, officials said. Those residents are being pushed up into a higher tax bracket as a result, state officials said. Michigan officials have seen an increase in fraudulent activities surrounding unemployment as thousands of residents try to get benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russia denies involvement in hack of U.S. government agencies
Russia denies involvement in hack of U.S. government agencies Hackers breached several U.S. government agencies, including the Treasury and Commerce departments. Russia, a leading suspect behind the cyberattack, is denying any involvement. CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge has more, and CBS News technology reporter Dan Patterson joined CBSN to discuss the investigation, plus new data on the reach of misinformation on social media.cbsnews.com
Michigan AG, The Home Depot agree on 2014 data breach settlement
The data breach exposed the payment card information of about 40 million consumers nationwide. Michigan will receive more than $300,000 through this settlement. In addition to the $17.5 million total payment to the states, The Home Depot provided compensation to consumers through a separate 2016 settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Besides the financial settlements, The Home Depot also agreed to implement and maintain a series of data security practices designed to strengthen its information security program and safeguard the personal information of consumers. “Businesses that collect or maintain sensitive personal information must take certain measures to ensure that material is secure and protected from unlawful use or disclosure,” Nessel said.
Hackers target NFL, celebrities on Twitter
A slew of celebrities have recently had their Twitter accounts hacked, including Drake, Kylie Jenner, and even the NFL official Twitter page. Mashable tech editor Pete Pachal and CNET editor Brian Tong join CBSN to discuss why the social media site has been the target of hackers.cbsnews.com