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Coordinated Ransomware Attack Hits 23 Texas Government Agencies

August 19, 2019


Up to 23 Texas entities – the majority of which are local governments – were hit by a ransomware attack on Friday that Texas officials say is part of a targeted attack launched by a single threat actor.

Details remain scant about the specific agencies hit by the ransomware attacks, which began on the morning of Aug. 16, as well as which systems are impacted. However, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) as of Saturday night did say that responders are actively working with all 23 entities to bring their systems back online and that the State of Texas systems and networks are not impacted.

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