The Rise of Ransomware: Attack Hits Local Governments In Texas

The Texas Department of Information Resources recently announced that a coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 23 local government entities in Texas. The TDIR said it is continuing to investigate the origin of the attack, but at the moment believes it came from a “single threat actor.” The agency said State of Texas systems and networks have not been affected.

The recent attacks underscore the importance of cyber liability coverage to protect businesses from ransomware and other cybercrime.

One of the unique aspects and challenges of cyber liability is the rapid evolution of the risk and coverage required. Above all else, it’s vitally important to regularly check in and follow trends in cybercrime, coverage and industries affected. Read more.

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