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23 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware Attack In 'New Front' Of Cyberassault


Added 08-20-19 11:07:01am EST - “Investigators haven't identified who or what is behind the attack that took systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence points to "one single threat actor."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “23 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware Attack In 'New Front' Of Cyberassault”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. This week, state officials confirmed that 23 municipalities have been infiltrated and ransom demanded. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. This week, state officials confirmed that 23 municipalities have been infiltrated and ransom demanded.

Texas is the latest state to be hit with a cyberattack, with state officials confirming this week that computer systems in 23 municipalities have been infiltrated by hackers demanding a ransom.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and state cybersecurity experts are examining the ongoing breach, which began Friday morning and has affected mostly smaller local governments. Officials have not disclosed which specific places are affected.

Investigators have also not yet identified who or what is behind the attack that took the systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence so far points to "one single threat actor."

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