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MSP Responsible for 22 Texas Cities Ransomware
The threat actor that hit multiple Texas local governments with file-encrypting malware last week may have done it by compromising a managed service provider. The attacker demanded a collective ransom of $2.5 million, the mayor of a municipality says.
New details from the Department of Information Resources (DIR) announce that the number of victims has been established to 22, with evidence pointing to a single party responsible for the attacks.
Things appear to be on the right track, as some entities have already resumed normal activity, DIR informs in an update on the situation. More than 25% of the victims have moved from the response and assessment stage to remediation and recovery.
The names of all the municipalities impacted by the attack remain undisclosed, but two of them announced the hit publicly.