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HiRE website back online following attempted malware attack

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-05 17:19:24-04

In a release issued by the Louisiana Workforce Commission, they announced that their HiRE website is back up following an attempted malware attack.

The attack impacted as many as 40 states including Washington D.C.

Geographic Solutions (GIS) operates the sites and discovered the attempted attack forcing the company to place state labor exchanges and unemployment claims systems offline.

LWC said new and returning claimants can now make claims online.

Officials said a new security feature could potentially delay payments up to 36 hours. .

According to GIS, there was no data breach and no compromise to user accounts.

To file a claim on the HiRE website click here. LWC said file claims via phone remains available.