Tag: government

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas

Information Security, News
Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas Ransomware attacks on local governments are becoming all too common these days. Past ransomware attacks, while targeted, were conducted separately. The latest ransomware attack on 22 local governments across Texas marks a shift in the way ransomware attacks are launched: in a coordinated manner. The Texas Department of Information Resources, in a press statement, said that on the morning of August 16, 2019, a total of 22 local governments in the State of Texas reported a ransomware attack. While not naming the affected local governments, the Texas Department of Information Resources said majority of the victims are smaller local governments. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that attackers use to infect computers. In a…
Read More

Tag: government

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas

Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas

Information Security, News
Coordinated Ransomware Attack Used for the First Time in 22 Local Governments in Texas Ransomware attacks on local governments are becoming all too common these days. Past ransomware attacks, while targeted, were conducted separately. The latest ransomware attack on 22 local governments across Texas marks a shift in the way ransomware attacks are launched: in a coordinated manner. The Texas Department of Information Resources, in a press statement, said that on the morning of August 16, 2019, a total of 22 local governments in the State of Texas reported a ransomware attack. While not naming the affected local governments, the Texas Department of Information Resources said majority of the victims are smaller local governments. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that attackers use to infect computers. In a…
Read More