REPORT: Multiple Texas cities hit with coordinated ransomware attacks

AUGUST 17, 2019

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Texas has been hit with a wave of ransomware attacks targeting at least 20 local government entities.

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) said late Friday that it is leading the response to a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’ that is crippling critical government infrastructure across the state.

The article goes on to state the following:

Ransomware disables computer networks and holds them hostage in demand for payment.

‘Currently, DIR, the Texas Military Department, and the Texas A&M University System’s Cyberresponse and Security Operations Center teams are deploying resources to the most critically impacted jurisdictions,’ the department said in a statement.

The attack came on the same day that a major systems outage hit U.S. Customs, causing massive delays at several airports.

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