image credit: Pixabay

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on its network that was revealed to be ransomware.

“We believe we have a duty to inform our fellow Texans and our fellow state agencies of this unfortunate incident,” TxDOT Executive Director James Bass said in the statement.

Read More on StateScoop