20 Texas Cities Hit by Coordinated Ransomware Attack, State's IT Department Says

August 19, 2019

A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017 in Geldrop. | Newsweek

Twenty local government entities across Texas have been hit by a coordinated ransomware attack, the state's Department of Information Resources (DIR) announced on Friday.

"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, which is leading the state's response, said in a press release. "Further resources will be deployed as they are requested."

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