22 Texas towns hit by ransomware attacks

San Francisco, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 22 government agencies in the US state of Texas have been hit ransomeware hackers in what appears to be a coordinated cyberattack.

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), which is leading the response to the ransomware attack against entities across Texas, on Tuesday said evidence continues to point to a single threat actor.

The cyberattack started on August 16. The majority of the 22 entities hit by the attack were smaller local governments.

"Responders have engaged with all 22 entities to assess the impact to their systems and bring them back online," DIR said.

"More than 25 per cent of the impacted entities have transitioned from response and assessment to remediation and recovery, with a number of entities back to operations as usual," it added.

DIR did not reveal much details about the attack as "this is an ongoing federal investigation".

--IANS

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