Texas ransomware attacks show big gaps in cyber defenses – expect more like them

Texas ransomware attacks show big gaps in cyber defenses – expect more like them

Posted August 23, 2019

Texas ransomware attacks show big gaps in cyber defenses – expect more like them

Source: CNBC By: Kate Fazzini 22August2019

* Texas is still recovering from a spate of ransomware attacks against small towns.
* The attacks are highly worrisome because of how easy they were for criminals to execute and how vulnerable small towns in the U.S. may be.
* Ransomware attacks are not always merely criminal acts – they have been used readily in the past by hostile nation-states and as a means to hobble critical services, including emergency care and vaccine production.