Sophisticated, Coordinated Ransomware Attacks Likely to Increase

August 20, 2019

State Scoop

Last week’s coordinated ransomware attack in Texas is the first known incident of its kind to strike the public sector.

Experts have speculated as to the type of ransomware that was used in the coordinated attack, with some claiming it’s Sodinokibi, a variant of GandCrab, while others saying it’s yet another case of Ryuk, one of the most costly and destructive forms of ransomware used today.

“Will it happen again? It is happening again. It’s probably happening right now,” said James Globe, vice president of operations for the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.