INCIDENT: Texas DOT Operations Affected by Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack affected the Texas government as hackers got into the network of the state’s Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
TxDOT is responsible for air, road, and railway transportation across Texas.

TxDOT said that it detected the attack on May 14, after finding unauthorized access to the agency’s network. Further examination determined that the event was part of a ransomware incident. Immediate action was taken to isolate affected computers from the network and block further unauthorized access. It is unclear how many systems are impacted.

UPDATE: the ransomware used was later identified as RansomEXX.

Incident Date

May 14, 2020

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

unknown

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Ransomware attack impacts Texas Department of Transportation

Impacts

IT

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