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Cyber attack disrupts unemployment benefits

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY-TV/ CNN) - Thousands of people receiving unemployment and workforce benefits had to wait for payments due to an apparent cyberattack.

Geographic Solutions, a Florida-based I-T provider took some of its systems off-line this week after it reported “anomalous activity” on its computer network.

The Nebraska Department of Labor said a “cyberattack” was the cause.

The outage delayed jobless benefit pay-outs for thousands of people in Tennessee and Nebraska.

It also prevented people in Washington, D.C. from filing new paid family leave claims and conducting job searches.

Geographic Solutions has not said whether ransomware was involved in the incident or when it expects to recover.

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