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Ransomware attacks, stuns for a minimum of 20 local Texas authorities, the government said

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City leaders say there is no end in sight, because of the hackers and keep Baltimore city’s files hostage-taking; Gillian Turner, of the reports.

At least 20 local government agencies in Texas have been taken hostage by a coordinated ransomware attacks, the Texas Department of Information Resources, announced Friday.

The specific agencies and their jurisdictions, is not known, nor is the department, if the criminals had given up, to pay an amount of money.

Ransomware is a type of malware, or malicious software that locks a computer and all the data until a user pays for a certain amount of control of the system. The attackers usually make the payment in mostly untraceable digital currencies, such as Bitcoin. As soon as the ransom is paid, it is a key metric that shows on the computer. The Ransomware is distributed without even knowing it, through infected web sites, and phishing / spam e-mails.

A LOT OF MANUAL INTERVENTION IS A ‘BEST-SELLER’ ON UNDERGROUND HACKER FORUMS

Texas, DIRECTORY, press secretary Elliot Sprehe, told KUT Radio, that the department was still gathering information about the attack.

“It looks like, as we’ve seen earlier today, however, we do not currently have a release that is affected by concerns about safety and security,” he told the station Friday.

The Texas Military Department, Texas A&M University System, Cyberresponse, and the Security Operations Center to respond to the critically-affected areas, the state of the IT department, he said.

THE CITY OF ATLANTA HAS BEEN HIT BY A RANSOMWARE ATTACK

“This is dedicated to responding quickly to the event, and provide the necessary resources to get items back on-line,” it added.

Texas is the first state which is the victim of a ransomware attack. It is not uncommon for a hacker to get to six-figure sums to the authorities’ computer systems are back up and running, and it is not uncommon for local governments to actually pay the ransom.

BALTIMORE’S BEEN HIT BY A RANSOMWARE ATTACK, FORCING THE OFFICIALS TO SHUT DOWN THE CITY’S SERVERS

For example, CNBC reported in June that Baltimore had spent millions in order to regain access to the network the following message attacks.

And two Florida cities, towns, and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent in order to gain access to the networks of local authorities, once again.

THE SECOND FLORIDA CITY TO DECIDE RANSOMWARE HACKERS

In Riviera Beach, Fla., the city paid $600,000 in ransom. Lake City is situated at the west side of Jacksonville area, almost a half a million dollars to get the data released.

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The FBI estimates that more than 4,000 of ransomware attacks that have occurred every day since Dec. 1, 2016, marking a 300 percent increase over the approximately 1,000 estimated daily stops at the end of 2015.

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