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Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

 

August 21, 2019



DALLAS (AP) — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said.

The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it believes a single source is behind all 22 of the attacks. It didn't name the affected cities or provide details about the attacker's demands.

The attack in Texas is similar to others that have crippled digital operations in cities around the country in recent years, Elliott Sprehe, a department...



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