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Montana judge reprimanded by disciplinary panel over email

Dec. 4, 2019 8:12 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has been reprimanded for using his official email to express political opinions. The Independent Record reports the Montana Judicial Standards Commission has publicly reprimanded Judge Michael Swingley for an email he sent Jan. 2. A stipulation for public reprimand...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regretted it,” says Radin, owner of Mantra Magnets, a website that sells wellness products. “It took me to some...

In reversal, Gov. Evers releases day's worth of emails

Dec. 4, 2019 11:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers released a day's worth of his emails to a newspaper, after initially saying state law prohibited him from doing that. Evers fulfilled an open records request made by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for all emails he sent and received on Nov. 12. The three...

Attempted cyberattack disrupts Louisiana state government

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems are shut down because of what the governor’s office says is an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agencies. It happened two days...

FBI: Cybercrimes on the rise because of sophisticated scams

Nov. 9, 2019 7:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — On Dec. 14, 2018, Aaron Cole was about to buy a new house and received an email that he thought was from his title company, directing him to make a $123,000 deposit. Cole complied, not realizing that a sophisticated hacker network had likely been spying on his communications with the...

Vermont town set to recoup money lost in email scam

Nov. 9, 2019 12:12 PM EST

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town will recoup nearly $250,000 lost in an email scam. Norwich Town Manager Herb Durfee says the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, the town's insurer, will cover nearly $169,000. The Valley News reports that in addition to the insured money, Comerica Bank returned nearly...

TennCare members' information subjected to email breach

Nov. 8, 2019 6:53 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the private information of nearly 44,000 TennCare members may have been stolen during a breach of the email system of a vendor for the state's Medicaid agency. The Tennessean reports that Magellan Health Systems says information including members' names and social...

Most Colorado government offices purge emails quickly

Nov. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Coloradans seeking to better understand state government or hold it accountable may be hampered by the fact that emails to and from government employees are in many cases wiped out within one month. The emails of state government employees are usually public records, subject to the Colorado...

Employee e-mail accounts breached at Salem Health

Nov. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An unauthorized person gained access to employee email accounts at Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, but a hospital spokesman told the Statesman Journal that patient information was not misused. The newspaper reported Thursday that the incident happened in July. The hospital did not...

Vermont town finance scam blamed on 'stupid mistakes'

Oct. 25, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town lost almost $250,000 in an email scam. A report released by Norwich details how town Finance Director Donna Flies ignored instructions to stop unauthorized payments from municipal accounts. Town Treasurer Cheryl Lindberg says she confronted Flies telling her that payments...