Texas Office of Court Administration falls victim to ransomware - FOX34 Lubbock

Texas Office of Court Administration falls victim to ransomware

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The Texas court system is the latest victim in a string of cyber attacks amid the pandemic.

Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state's appellate and high courts.

The Office of Court Administration reports the attacks were last week and discovered Friday morning. Staff limited the damage by disabling part of their network.

The administrative office indicates local trial courts appear to have been unaffected and there is not current evidence that sensitive or personal information was compromised.

PC Matci CEO and Founder, Rob Cheng issued the following statement:

"Cyber criminals strike Texas again - the Texas Office of Court Administration is the latest victim in a string of attack that have targeted the United State amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is far past time that state and local leaders get serious about solving this problem once and for all. Unfortunately, cyber criminals will continue to target Texas until local leaders bolster their cybersecurity resilience and implement solutions that are proactive in their approach to protecting against modern day threats such as ransomware. Even more so, is it more important than ever that local leaders begin promoting transparency by disclosing failed security software and practices post-attack in an effort to inform the public on those failing to protect digital infrastructures."

 

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