Over 20 Texas local governments hit in ‘coordinated ransomware attack’


Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack.

The attack took place on Friday morning, August 16, US time, when several smaller local Texas governments reported problems with accessing their data to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

DIR officials did not pubish a list of impacted local governments. On Friday, the agency couldn’t provide an exact number of impacted entities, but a day later, DIR said the number is 23.

“It appears all entities that were actually or potentially impacted have been identified and notified,” DIR said. “Responders are actively working with these entities to bring their systems back online.”

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Source: ZDNet