URGENT: Ransomware Targeting Governmental Entities

August 16, 2019

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We have learned of a widespread cyber attack that is targeting governmental entities with ransomware. Please ensure that you are exercising extreme caution in opening emails and attachments, or clicking on links. We also suggest you contact your IT Department and vendor immediately to ensure they are actively monitoring your systems and network for any suspicious activities and that your antivirus and anti-malware programs are actively running.

For more detailed information, visit the Department of Information Resources (DIR) website at www.dir.texas.gov for their notice: "Ransomware Attack Hits Texas Government Entities."

If you have Public Officials Coverage with the TAC Risk Management Pool and are affected, please contact Andrea Beard at 512-745-0253.