Ransomware Attack Hits Texas Government Entities

Aug 16 2019

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading the response to a coordinated ransomware attack that has impacted at least twenty local government entities across Texas.

AUSTIN – The Department of Information Resources (DIR) is leading the response to a coordinated ransomware attack that has impacted at least twenty local government entities across Texas.   

The Texas Division of Emergency Management is assisting by coordinating state agency support through the Texas State Operations Center.   
 
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.  Further resources will be deployed as they are requested.   
 
Local jurisdictions who have been impacted should contact their local TDEM Disaster District Coordinator. DIR is fully committed to respond swiftly to this event and provide the necessary resources to bring these entities back online. 
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