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Ransomware Attack Hits Local Governments In Texas

•, By Trey Shaar

In an email to KUT, a spokesman for Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the city was currently not impacted by the cyberattack.

"We are monitoring the situation," Bryce Bencivengo said.

The DIR said it is continuting 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.

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A coordinated ransomware attack has affected at least 20 local government entities in Texas, the Texas Department of Information Resources said. It would not release information about which local governments have been affected.

The department said the Texas Division of Emergency Management is coordinating support from other state agencies through the Texas State Operations Center at DPS headquarters in Austin.

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