New, pernicious criminal acts – emanating from a hotbed of internet-miscreants resident within crime-ridden Nigeria are attacking unemployment systems in multiple US States. Via Brian Kreb’s tremendous reporting at Krebs On Security and in his tremendous report targeting the battle waged by the United States Secret Service and other allied law enforcement agencies.
‘A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S. Secret Service.’ – Via Brian Kreb’s reporting at Krebs On Security) with his outstanding news detailing steps underway to combat the scammers. h/t
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosecurity.US authored by Marc Handelman. Read the original post at: https://www.infosecurity.us/blog/2020/5/17/secret-service-new-criminal-nigerian-scam-related-to-unemployment-in-us-due-to-pandemic