Computer systems in 23 small Texas towns have been hacked, seized and held for ransom in a widespread, coordinated cyberattack, the authorities said this week.
The Texas Department of Information Resources said Monday that it was racing to bring systems back online after the “ransomware attack,” in which hackers remotely block access to important data until a ransom is paid.
It was unclear who was responsible for the attacks, which occurred last week. The state described the attacker only as “one single threat actor.”
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