Dallas says cyberattack targeted more people than previously disclosed

Hackers who targeted the city of Dallas had access to the addresses, Social Security numbers and other personal information of nearly 300 more people than what had been previously disclosed to the public, city officials now say. The city’s spokesperson Read More …

Texas-based care provider HMG Healthcare says hackers stole unencrypted patient data

Texas-based care provider HMG Healthcare has confirmed that hackers accessed the personal data of residents and employees, but says it has been unable to determine what types of data were stolen. HMG Healthcare is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and Read More …

Mortgage and loan giant Mr. Cooper blames cyberattack for ongoing outage

Mortgage and loan giant Mr. Cooper says a “cybersecurity incident” earlier this week was the cause of an ongoing outage, adding that the company is “working to resolve the issue.” The Texas-based company said in a statement on its website Read More …

Personal data of at least 26,212 people accessed in ransomware attack, Dallas tells state

Computer hackers accessed the personal information of at least 26,212 Texans in the recent ransomware attack on the city of Dallas, according to an official disclosure made public Monday on the Texas attorney general’s web site, three months after the Read More …

Cyberattack disrupted hospitals, health care in Pennsylvania, 4 other states

Hospitals and clinics in several states on Friday began the time-consuming process of recovering from a cyberattack that disrupted their computer systems, forcing some emergency rooms to shut down and ambulances to be diverted. Many primary care services at facilities Read More …

Ransomware attack hampering Dallas police operations

A major component of the City of Dallas’ police communications system went down Monday morning, as well as some other city services. CBS News Texas’ J.D. Miles has multiple sources confirming the outage was caused by a ransomware attack against Read More …

Ransomware gang threatens 1m-plus medical record leak

Two recent ransomware attacks against healthcare systems indicate cybercriminals continue to put medical clinics and hospitals firmly in their crosshairs. Daixin Team has taken credit for a September 1 assault on Texas-based OakBend Medical Center, causing a shutdown of the Read More …

Cybersecurity in city government, taken to new heights: An Interview with Shane McDaniel

When most people speak of any city government, they often mention words like “Bureaucratic”, “Behind the times”, and “Slow.” This is especially true when considering cybersecurity initiatives. However, a small town in Texas is changing that view. Seguin, Texas, which Read More …

DOJ: Ukrainian ransomware suspect extradited from Poland to face charges in Texas

A Ukrainian national accused of a major ransomware attack will face charges in Texas after his extradition from Poland, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi, 22, is charged with unleashing ransomware known as Sodinokibi/REvil against companies including Kaseya, a Read More …