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Millions of Dollars in Covid Benefits Likely Stolen by Chinese Hackers, Says US Secret Service

December 13, 2022

Sami Elhini, Biometrics Expert at Cerberus Sentinel, comments on Chinese hackers stealing covid benefit funds at CPO Magazine.

Chinese Hackers featured image for comment at CPO Magazine

“What can be done? I believe this must start with policy. What is the minimum level of identity assurance that’s required to receive a government service? Will everybody be happy about this? Absolutely not, however, this requires balancing those who might be harmed by limited access to services with those who are harmed by cybercrime. Next, if a municipal government interacts with the federal government there needs to be minimum standards of security in place which includes but is not limited to policy, implementation, validation, analysis and remediation.”

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