1 · Texas ransomware attacks deliver wake-up call to cities

up call to cities

Source: The Hill
By: Maggie Miller
Published: August 22, 2019

* A recent spree of ransomware attacks in Texas has highlighted the increasing threat they pose to city governments, with experts warning the “lucrative” attacks won’t go away. * The Texas Department of Information Resources has confirmed that 22 Texas entities, mostly local governments, have been hit by the ransomware attacks that took place late last week. * The department pointed to a =93single threat actor=94 as being responsible for the attacks, which did not impact any statewide systems.