Texas Department of Transportation Hit With Ransomware
Computer systems at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) were hit with ransomware. The agency detected unauthorized network access on Thursday, May 14, and determined that they were experiencing a ransomware incident. TxDOT is the second Texas state agency to suffer a ransomware attack this month; on May 8, computers at the Texas Court System were infected with ransomware.
Back in August 2019 more than 20 Texas state and local agencies were hit with ransomware. At the time, Texas Governor Abbott was quoted as "stressing the importance of public and private sectors alike practicing 'good cyber hygiene.'" Obviously, some continued failings in basic security hygiene that require investigation and rapid application of lessons that should have been learned from last year's incidents.
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