Ransomware Attack Hits Texas

A number of ransomware attacks have impacted governmental entities across Texas. In total 20+ State Agencies were hit with this cyber attack. As noted on top headline of Drudge Report this morning Texas' DIR, the Texas Military Department, and the Texas A&M University System’s Cyber-response and Security Operations Center teams are deploying resources to the most critically impacted jurisdictions.

I have made protecting Texas' Critical Infrastructure from cyber attacks a top priority of mine. These recent attacks show exactly why Texas needs to continue being a leader in cyber defense. On any given day, Texas agencies are hit with million of cyber attacks by bad actors from all over the world. I'll keep you as updated as possible.
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By pushing cybersecurity training to all our employees we’ll be in a better position to defend Texans from the growing number of malicious cyber attacks. Thankful to all #txlege and @GovAbbott for putting Texas first.

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