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Ransomware Attack Hits More Than 20 Texas Local Governments

August 20, 2019

Associated Press

More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said.

“Ransomware is mostly opportunistic,” Calkin said. “They’re casting as wide a net as possible and they want to see whoever they can catch and compromise.”