Hackers who hit Texas with ransomware attack demanded $2.5 million, got nothing
Finally - common sense prevails !
"But Texas decided to do something different from the other states hit by ransomware: they didn’t pay up.
As the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has announced on its website, “more than half of the impacted entities are back to operations as usual.”
The DIR statement makes clear that it decided to clean up the infections for itself, and rebuild systems and restore data from secure backups, rather than put any cash into the pockets of the criminals who attacked its systems:
Through the dedication and vision of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at the Texas Department of Information Resources, a response plan was in place and ready to be put into action immediately.
Within hours of receiving notice of the event, state and federal teams were executing the plan and in the field at the most critically impacted sites to begin eradicating the malware and assessing impact to systems.
By day four, response teams had visited all impacted sites and state response work had been completed at more than 25% of those sites. One week after the attack began, all sites were cleared for remediation and recovery."
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