More identified in Texas ransomware attack as feds urge coordinated response
Cybersecurity professionals, including a DHS official, are calling for coordinated response to attacks against government that are also becoming more organized.
Expect more sophisticated ransomware attacks like Texas, expert says
Hackers are now tweaking their malware to create more attacks against state and local governments, says James Globe of the Center for Internet Security.
Texas ransomware incident could be 'new type' of cyberattack
"This is the first time we have seen a simultaneous attack like this," a cybersecurity researcher told StateScoop of the attack that hit 22 local government organizations across Texas at once.
Widespread ransomware attack reported across Texas
A "coordinated" attack has affected at least 23 local government organizations around Texas, the state's Department of Information Resources says.
Georgia Gov. Kemp orders cybersecurity training for state employees
Recent ransomware attacks and nudging from national associations have prompted the governor to mandate all state employees undergo twice-yearly training.
Emergency declarations improve cyberattack recovery, report says
A new report from Moody's says Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards minimized damage by declaring a statewide emergency after a ransomware attack last month.
State and local governments urged to beef up ransomware defense
Four organizations, including CISA and NASCIO, told state and local governments to get their cyberdefenses in order.
Baltimore approves $10 million for ransomware recovery
The Baltimore City Council's budget committee approved $10 million, of which half has already been spent, to cover the costs of a May ransomware attack.
Louisiana declares emergency over cyberattacks targeting schools
Three school districts in the state were hacked, leading Gov. John Bel Edwards to issue an emergency declaration similar to one following a natural disaster.