The Government Is Not Immune to Account-Takeover Fraud, and That Could Be Trouble for You and Me

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Government agencies (and their customers) aren’t immune to cyber-attacks. In fact, they’re often a more tempting target with an extensive network of compromised personal data available for sale, or provided by a consumer unaware of a scam. The pandemic only exacerbated an already serious problem with cybersecurity in the public sector. Now, government agencies are faced with scams and fraudulent claims in addition to typical cyber-attacks, and the problem needs real attention.

Account takeover and other threats

One of the most significant threats facing government agencies at all levels during the pandemic is account takeover (ATO). ATO was accompanied, to a lesser

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