November 11, 2020

Uplink System Taken Down Temporarily Due to 'Suspicious Activity'

Article origination IPBS-RJC
The Uplink system where Hoosiers can apply for unemployment benefits.  - Justin Hicks/IPB News

The Uplink system where Hoosiers can apply for unemployment benefits.

Justin Hicks/IPB News

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the online system for managing unemployment claims will be down temporarily.

The agency took the Uplink system offline Tuesday night at around 10:30 p.m. and the system is projected to be back online around 3 p.m. Wednesday. It was originally set to be available at noon..

DWD said it’s a precautionary measure while it investigates suspicious activity on the site. Over the past week, the agency noticed occasional spikes in traffic that caused the server to reach its user capacity.

This story has been updated.

Contact reporter Justin at jhicks@wvpe.org or follow him on Twitter at @Hicks_JustinM.

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