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Public Safety

City of Robstown Police Department, Nueces County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

Caller

  • Robstown Police Department victim of ransomware cyber attack, among 22 others hit across Texas
  • IT officials confirmed that the majority of ransomed data had been recovered
  • Data taken included evidence such as videos and photos, in addition to reports for investigations
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Vernon Police Department, Wilbarger County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Texomas

  • Vernon Police Department among victims of Texas-wide ransomware attack
  • Vernon Police Chief stated that the shutdown made the department revert to older record-keeping methods
  • Department's master main files were unavailable and officers were required to take extra time filing paper reports
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Graham Police Department, Young County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Graham Leader

  • Graham Police Department was among more than 20 agencies attack with ransomware in Texas
  • Texas DIR believed only a single bad actor had been involved in the coordinated attacks
  • Young County Sheriff confirmed that one of GPD's servers had been taken out with another being ransomed for $5,000,000
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Graham Leader

  • IT officials confirmed that the ransomware attack came through an outdated server
  • IT officials further stated that they had just recently installed antivirus software which helped mitigate the attack
  • GPD servers were kept offline while the IT department further analyzed the attack
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Bonham Police Department, Fannin County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KXII

  • Bonham Police was among 22 other victims in coordinated ransomware cyber attack in Texas
  • Bonham Police Chief confirmed department had been hit in attack
  • Officials confirmed that personal information had not been compromised
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Robertson County Sheriff's Office, Robertson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KBTX

  • Sheriff's Office victim in cyber attack that hit more than 20 entities in Texas
  • Officials advised that computers remained unaffected and that impact was minimal
  • Officials did not state whether a ransom had been paid to the attackers
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City of Wilmer & City of Wilmer Police Department, Dallas County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

CBS Local

  • IT experts worked around the clock to restore the Police Department, Water Department, and Library systems
  • The city of Wilmer is only just one of many cities facing a widespread ransom attack encrypting all files
  • It was estimated that restoration of nominal operations could be weeks away
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Jackson County Government Systems, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

Breach Type - Phishing, Ransomware

Victoria Advocate

  • Services were still down to using pen and paper following the cyber attack holding their systems for ransom
  • It is assumed that the hackers were able to gain access through a phishing scheme, they were unwilling to pay ransom
  • As other options are being looked into the Sheriff’s office had continued to rely on pen and paper reports
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Potter County Government Systems, Potter Co.

Breach Type - Unknown/Malware

My High Plains

  • Potter county is working to remove a virus that hit its systems
  • Data is left encrypted after the attack, early voting is not affected and will continue as normal
  • The district has made efforts to isolate the virus so that it doesn’t spread
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ABC7

  • Employees were left to pen and paper as the virus continued to spread
  • Normal systems are left compromised as cases are left untouchable as systems remain down
  • The sheriff’s office has to rely on other centers to run plate checks as other information is left to pen and paper
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My High Plains

  • Potter County, Texas victim of long-term damaging ransomware cyberattack
  • Sheriff's office lost data from December 2017 on
  • Officials believed affected offices back to normal
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Fisher County Sheriff’s Office, Fisher County

Breach Type - Phishing, Ransomware

Double Mountain

  • The sheriff’s office fell victim to a phishing attack on their email systems
  • Several files were held in ransom kept out of reach for the sheriff’s office
  • No demands were paid and the full damage of the attack is being looked into
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City of Lancaster Emergency Outdoor Warning Sirens, Dallas County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

Dallas News

  • Officials state hacker activated tornado warning sirens within the city
  • Incident initially described as a malfunction, discovered to be person with hostile intent
  • City officials advised that technical experts would be consulted, law enforcement investigating
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Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Bexar County

Breach Type - Hacking, Other

Fox San Antonio

  • FBI appeared at Bexar Jail after it appeared to be hacked
  • Several thousand pieces of hardware were checked for any evidence of tamper
  • Almost 40,000,000 files have been scanned
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Lamar County Sheriff's Department, Lamar County

Breach Type - Hacking, Ransomware

ZD Net

  • The malware infiltrated through remote desktop in a series of attacks
  • Services were down for the Sheriff’s office
  • Stored data became encrypted from the ransomware
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City of Dallas & Dispatch System

Breach Type - Virus

Dallas News

  • Virus slowed down/shut down multiple city services
  • Impacted Computer Aided Dispatch system
  • Outages continued for 2 days – dispatch restored at 5:30pm the first day
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Columbus Police Department

Breach Type - Hack

Colorado County Citizen

  • Catastrophic computer failure as servers went down
  • Affected in-car & body camera system, internal/external email, & accident reporting system
  • Columbus did not have its own IT contractor prior to incident
  • Implementing security measures as precaution
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Malfunction of 156 Outdoor Dallas sirens

Breach Type - Hack

Route 50

  • 911 systems flooded with phone calls
  • Hack came from within Dallas
  • Public announcement to citizens advising not to call 911 about siren concern
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Cockrell Hill Police

Breach Type - Ransomware

WFAA 8

  • Lost video evidence and a cache of digital documents
  • No files/confidentials were breached to an outside source
  • Malware originated from Russia or Ukraine
  • Demanded $4000 in bitcoin
  • Department did not pay ransom after consulting with the FBI
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Palm Hill Police Department

Breach Type - Ransomware

KRGV

  • Years’ worth of data on the line
  • $250 ransom
  • Moved files before permanently losing data
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Local Government

Department of Transportation, State of Texas

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KBTX-TV3

  • Texas DoT website and servers taken out in cyberattack
  • Bad actors utilized ransomware in hit on services
  • State and federal law enforcement investigated
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Office of Court Administration, State of Texas

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

AbaJournal

  • Ransomware used in cyberattack that hit Texas courts
  • Officials confirmed they would not pay the ransom
  • Press release indicated sensitive information remained intact
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Grayson County Government Systems, Grayson County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

KTEN

  • Emergency services remained unaffected after ransomware cyberattack
  • County officials reached out to state agency for assistance
  • Voting and elections processes remained unimpacted
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Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) website, State of Texas

Breach Type – Hacking, Other: Website Defacement

Electric Choice

  • Texas Public Utility Commission was victim of cyberattack
  • Officials confirmed that no permanent damage had been done
  • Personal or confidential information was not stolen
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Burnet County Government Systems, Burnet County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Highland News

  • Burnet County among several localities hit in cyberattack
  • Bad actor's utilized ransomware to breach servers
  • Attack happened prior to Christmas
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Texas Department of Agriculture, State of Texas

Breach Type – Hacking, Other: Website Defacement

Gov Tech

  • State agency's website defaced by bad actors from Iran
  • Officials advised that several attempts were traced to Middle East
  • Spokesperson stated that the cyberattack wasn't a hack
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City of Ingleside, San Patricio County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KIIITV

  • Ransomware attack left the city without internet and its servers forcing them to remain down during repairs
  • The affected computers are remaining offline until they are fully scanned for threats before being brought back online
  • Only the city hall, library, and annex are able to receive phone calls at time of repairs
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City of Odessa, Midland County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Hacking incident that happened over the course of a month was discovered
  • Resident credit and debit card information was likely leaked
  • Officials sent letters to customers that were affected in the attacks
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City of Waco, McLennan County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

WacoTrib

  • Credit card information likely stolen from city servers
  • Over 8,000 residents were notified of the breach
  • Officials advised citizens to monitor financial information
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City of Waco, McLennan County

Breach Type – Hacking, Superion Breach

WacoTrib

  • City and its water customers were victims of cyberattack
  • Over 2,500 online billing records were discovered for sale
  • Officials worked closely with vendor Click2Gov to correct problem
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City of Sugar Land, Fort Bend County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Chron

  • City in Texas was one among multiple cities affected by Click2Gov cyberattack
  • Officials forced to utilize different payment system going forward
  • City was unaware of how large the breach was until almost two months later
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City of Fort Worth, Tarrant Co.

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Star Telegram

  • Thousands of citizens likely had personal information taken during breach
  • Citizens that made a payment during a nearly two month period likely affected
  • City officials offered free credit monitoring for a full year to victims
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City of College Station, Brazos County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

KBTX

  • Texas city forced to warn citizens about possible cyberattack
  • Popular system Click2Gov had data security issue
  • City worked with federal law enforcement and private investigators
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City of San Angelo Online Water Billing System, Tom Green County

Breach Type – Hacking, Data Breach

Go San Angelo

  • City investigated cyberattack after resident billing information likely stolen
  • Officials urged citizens to monitor accounts for fraudulent activity
  • Affected individuals were contacted via email from the city
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City of Carrollton; Denton, Dallas, and Collin County

Breach Type – Unknown, Malware

CBS DFW Local

  • Carrollton, Texas and several counties were victims of malware cyberattack
  • Officials stated that city services had been impacted
  • Public safety and 911 emergency response remained unaffected
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Travis County Appraisal District, Travis County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KUT

  • County district was hit with ransomware cyber attack, officials stated they did not pay the ransom
  • Officials advised that core system had been restored, district worked with state agencies to identify bad actor
  • District officials stated that off-site redundancies helped to mitigate damage
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City of Palestine, Anderson County

Breach Type – Phishing, Other

Gov Tech

  • The computer systems was hacked leaving questions concerning the security of the Texas's systems
  • Phishing emails almost cost the city $1,200 in false requests to supervisors purchasing 'Google Play' gift cards
  • Some employees ignored the abnormal requests but some department heads fell victim and paid for said cards
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City of Lampasas, Lampasas County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

KXXV

  • Lampasas city in Texas among 22 Texan cities attacked with ransomware
  • Officials stated the attack affected city operations, no personal information was leaked
  • City was able to mitigate losses with emergency response protocols
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Lubbock County Government Systems, Lubbock County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Fox 34

  • Ransomware cyber attack affected 22 cities across Texas in coordinated hit
  • County IT department worked quickly to contain the threat
  • IT was able to isolate and contain the ransomware, preventng computer systems from further infection
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Grayson County Government Systems, Grayson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Armor

  • Grayson County computer services were offline for less than 24 hours after ransomware attack
  • County officials confirmed systems were fixed and that no other issues had occurred
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City of Kaufman, Kaufman County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

NY Times

  • Kaufman city phone services were disabled in ransomware cyber attack
  • City officials advised that they were unable to discuss details of the attack
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Armor

  • City of Kaufman computer and phone systems were rendered unusable in ransomware attack
  • City's ability to access data and payments was greatly limited
  • Police and fire services remained operational, in addition to City Hall
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City of Borger, Hutchinson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

News Channel 10

  • The city was one of a reported 20 entities that were targeted in the latest ransomware strings
  • Basic services are still provided in the state the City is in such as Police, Fire, Animal Control, and more
  • Utility payments are unavailable and databases such as "Vital Statistics" remain rendered unusable
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City of Keene, Johnson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

NPR

  • Due to this attack, the city was unable to process any utility payments on its systems
  • The hackers targeted the software the city used that was also managed by an outsourced company, causing the widespread attack
  • $2.5 million in ransom was requested by hackers to "restore" systems
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City of Tyler Website, Smith County

Breach Type – Hacking, Other: Website Defacement

Tyler Paper

  • The website was hacked by another self proclaimed "hacktivist" briefly being taken over and replaced with a defacing image
  • It was determined that only the website was affected and no sensitive information was affected
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KLTV

  • The site is still rendered offline making the public unable to use it to pay things such as tickets and access other public services hosted online
  • This anti-government groups seem to be doing nothing more than defacing websites with their messages and leaving sensitive information alone
  • Luckily the website pages that were affected are not hosted on the same servers as the publics private information
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Milam County Government Systems, Milam County

Breach Type - Phishing, Ransomware

Cameron Herald

  • An attack crippled the computer systems throughout the county interrupting many processes that were under way
  • The virus initially was in standby until IT was working on a system transfer triggering the attacks
  • Ransom of $180,000 was requested but it was not paid as the county was able to get systems recovered
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City of Edcouch, Hidalgo County

Breach Type - Hacking, Ransomware

The Monitor

  • City computers were infiltrated by hackers and then held for ransom for eight bitcoins equaling $40,000
  • All data that was accessed by hackers was encrypted and phone lines associated were rendered useless over the weekend
  • Directions to download a tor browser and give payment were supplied by the hackers in an effort to get ransom paid
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City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Star Telegram

  • City of Forth Worth victim of e-mail phishing scheme, lost nearly $700,000
  • Hacker utilized scam e-mail that appeared to be from one of the city's vendors
  • E-mail requested city change electronic deposit to a different bank
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City of Laredo, Webb County

Breach Type - Ransomware

IMTONLINE

  • City of Laredo attacked by ransomware virus that encrypted City Secretary's Office document system
  • City officials advised that by the next day most of their departments' systems were functional
  • During the attack, all city employees' computers had to be powered off to stop viral spread
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City of Del Rio, Val Verde County

Breach Type - Ransomware

News4SA

  • City servers disabled after ransomware attack
  • Employees were unable to log in due to denied access
  • Unclear if personal data was compromised
  • All City Hall transactions completed on paper until further notice
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City of Houston Permitting Center, Harris County

Breach Type - Other, Data Breach

ABC 13

  • Two cyber attacks occurred mid year 2017, details newly released
  • Thousands of planning documents and permit applications deleted by hackers
  • No security controls turned on to prevent data breaches, security problems not corrected at the time of the attacks
  • Firewalls were not set up correctly and no server monitoring tools were in place
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Grimes County

Breach Type - Phishing, Malware

Navasota Examiner

  • Grimes County requested emergency funds to remediate Emotet Malware from the network
  • Approved emergency funds consist of over $26,000
  • 55 county machines are known to be infected
  • Concern surrounds the data at risk, in particular the sheriff’s department criminal database
  • County training employees how to open SPAM emails
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City of Tyler, Smith County

Breach Type - Other/Vulnerability, Data Breach

Tyler Paper

  • Unknown third party hacked payment system used by residents to pay water bills and municipal court fees
  • U.S. Secret Service notified city and cyber incident investigated at a federal level
  • City shut down the service, relaunching with additional security
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City of San Angelo, Tom Green County

Breach Type - Other/Vulnerability, Data Breach

San Angelo Live

  • City suspended online utility payments due to data breach
  • City customers’ credit card numbers compromised
  • Third party vendor conducting forensic investigation
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Fort Worth, Tarrant Co.

Breach Type - Hack

NBC

  • Chief Technology Officer claimed Fort Worth had one or two breaches
  • Two accounts compromised by hackers
  • Employee login brute-forced
  • Hackers changed direct deposit information
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City of Midland, Midland Co.

Breach Type - Other, Data Breach

MRT

  • Vulnerability in Superion's bill pay system leaves Midland City vulnerable to hackers
  • Citizens' financial data potentially breached
  • City advised potentially affected users sign up with fraud protection services
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Galveston County

Breach Type - Hack

Click 2 Houston

  • More than $500,000 disappears as result of a hack on Galveston County
  • Hackers rerouted payment money between county and trusted construction vendor
  • Law enforcement leads investigation to find money & hacker
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City of Farmersville, City of Anna, City of Sachse, Collin County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Farmersville Times

  • Ransomware virus drastically affected city's ability to take payments and send out utility bills
  • Collin County cities, including Anna & Sachse, also hit with virus
  • City email not operational
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Presidio County Appraisal District

Breach Type - Ransomware

Big Bend Now

  • Malicious email attachment opened by district employee
  • Launched rapid ransomware on district main server
  • Isolated the infected files & wiped server
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City of Bryan

Breach Type - Phishing

WTAW

  • City of Bryan falls victim to a spear phishing campaign
  • Investigation with city of Bryan Police & the FBI are ongoing
  • No personal information has been compromised
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State of Texas Election System

Breach Type - Hack

NBC News

  • Senior intelligence officers believe Texas was one of original states affected by election hacking
  • Websites believed to be affected, not voting systems
  • Texas Secretary claims no voting info/registration info was compromised before 2016 election
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City of Corpus Christi

Breach Type - Cryptojack/Other

WCCF Tech

  • Over 4,200 victims hijacked to mine Monero cryptocurrency
  • Secretly hijacked using compromised plug-in called "Browsealoud"
  • Though sites were affected for hours, no user data was affected/compromised
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Denton City Hall

Breach Type - Phishing

FraudAlert

  • 62 email accounts affected in attack, only 1 compromised
  • City government doesn't appear to have lost anything
  • Reset all possibly affected accounts
  • Police informed of incident
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Harris County

Breach Type - Phishing

Houston Chronicle

  • 3 weeks after Hurricane Harvey, fraudulent contractor asks Harris Co. for $888,000
  • Sent the money over, realized after that this was a phishing scam
  • Quietly scrambled to recover money, working with FBI to track down scammer
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City of Waco, McLennan County

Breach Type - Other/Vulnerability, Data Breach

City of Waco

  • Payment information through the City’s online payment system not properly encrypted
  • Payment card information potentially exploited by unauthorized individuals
  • Investigation currently underway
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Kerr Central Appraisal District

Breach Type - Hack

My San Antonio

  • An infected email opened by district employee launches virus on Kerr servers
  • Virus unleashed spam emails from district to properties appraised by district
  • Necessary to wipe district servers & reinstall software & data
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Midland County

Breach Type - Hack

News West 9

  • Third-party payment system was hacked
  • Data could have been compromised during a security breach
  • Advising customers not to give out payment info over the phone
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Texas Department of Agriculture

Breach Type - Ransomware

Square Meals

  • Employee's state issued laptop compromised through malicious ransomware attack
  • Students in 39+ school districts of Texas have potential of compromised data
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Square Meals - Security Notice

  • TDA recommends affected individuals contact major credit bureaus
  • To activate free fraud alert
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SC Magazine

  • Department operates the state's federal nutrition program
  • More than 700 students affected, valuable data (SS numbers, home addresses, birth dates, etc.)
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City of Beaumont, Jefferson County

Breach Type - Other, Data Breach

Beaumont Texas

  • Water customers alerted City to unauthorized charges on payment cards used to pay online bills
  • City immediately shut down online water bill payment system
  • Breach occurred throughout early August
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City of San Marcos

Breach Type - Phishing

KXAN

  • Spear phishing email puts any person employed by the city starting from 2016 at risk
  • 803 employees' information potentially compromised
  • Employee received and responded to malicious email, attaching the 2016 W2 information
  • At least a dozen employees reported their taxes are being filed – by someone else
  • The city has notified the IRS, taxing authorities, and local police
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Tarrant County

Breach Type - Ransomware

Star-Telegram

  • Malware infected computer, was not initially obvious
  • Isolated employee’s data from the rest of the computer network
  • Restored files without having to pay ransom
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Alto City Office

Breach Type - Ransomware

Jacksonville Progress

  • Ransomware carried in seemingly benign email invoice
  • Employee opened email attachment
  • Ransom of $500 for first computer proposed
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Medical

AffordaCare Urgent Care Clinic, Taylor County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Bad actor known as "thedarkoverlord" utilized ransomware
  • Healthcare center didn't cooperate with bad actor
  • Provider had yet to publicly disclose breach of 14,000 patients' information
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United Regional Health Care System, Wichita County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

News Channel Six

  • Healthcare center was victim of cyberattack
  • Center utilized third party IT firm to assist
  • Officials believed information remained safe
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Fondren Orthopedic Group, Harris County

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

Beckers Hospital Review

  • Over 30,000 patients likely had information stolen
  • Names, addresses, health insurance information leaked
  • Officials stated they would take steps to enhance security
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MHMR of Tarrant County, Tarrant County

Breach Type – Phishing, Data Breach

Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Over 6,500 patients had information stolen during cyberattack
  • Healthcare facility forced to send out notifications to affected patients
  • Names, Social Security numbers, among information stolen
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Children's Choice Pediatrics, Collin County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Ransomware used in cyberattack hit against pediatric center
  • Officials confirmed that healthcare facility's data was encrypted
  • Some data was unable to be retrieved by IT personnel
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The Center for Health Care Services, Bexar County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

Cyber Port

  • Health care provider hit with ransomware cyberattack
  • Officials disabled computer network to mitigate damage
  • IT discovered only a single computer server had been hit
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Berry Family Services, Rockwall County

Breach Type – Hacking, Ransomware

Beckers Hospital Review

  • Health services provider attacked with ransomware, locked network from access
  • Attack encrypted over 1,700 patients' information
  • Data exposed likely included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other health related information
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Wise Health, Wise County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Data Breaches

  • It has been noted that this attack has impacted over 35,000 patients
  • Employees had fallen victim to a phishing attack on their systems giving login credentials to the hackers
  • Hackers were able to use the information to attempt attacks on payroll systems to try to divert funds
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EmCare, Dallas County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

PR News Wire

  • Hackers were able to gain access to several employee emails
  • EmCare victim of cyber attack that gained access to employees' email accounts
  • Personal information, including patient and contractor information, was likely accessed
  • EmCare unable to determine if information was misused by unauthorized party
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Weslaco Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Hidalgo County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Valley Morning Star

  • The hospital had noticed that several employee email accounts were compromised
  • Sensitive patient information had been exposed such as social security, date of birth, patient info, and more
  • Patients are being contacted following the exposure with notifications of exposure and who to contact
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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Collin County

Breach Type - Hacking, Data Breach

Becker's Hospital Review

  • Vendor for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center suffered cyber attack
  • Cyber attack may have compromised 47,000 patients or guarantors
  • Credit card information compromised in attack
  • Hospital’s information and clinical systems remain unaffected
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Altus Baytown Hospital, Harris County

Breach Type - Hacking, Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Unauthorized party gained access to computer systems at Altus Baytown Hospital
  • Malware encrypted ABH’s records making them inaccessible, to extort money from ABH
  • The ransomware variant, known as Dharma, encrypted backup files
  • Files were successfully decrypted & all files could be restored
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NorthStar Anesthesia, Dallas Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

Data Breaches

  • Phishing scheme targeted NorthStar employee credentials
  • Hackers gained access to sensitive patient data
  • Offered Identity Protection & Restoration services for up to two years
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Hunt Regional Medical Center, Hunt Co.

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

DataBreaches

  • Hunt Regional employee email compromised by hackers
  • Patient PHI potentially exposed in data breach
  • Hunt offering free identity protection services to those affected
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UMC Physicians (UMCP), Lubbock Co.

Breach Type - Hack/Data Breach

KCBD

  • UMC Physicians' employee email account hacked
  • Hackers gain access to private information of 18,000 patient
  • UMCP offering identity protection services to those potentially affected
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Texas Health Resources

Breach Type - Hack

Data Breaches

  • Hackers infiltrate employee email accounts
  • Texas health notified patients, from 2017, on potentially compromised data
  • Offered free credit monitoring as precaution
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Nuance Dragon, San Antonio Area Hospitals, Bexar Co.

Breach Type - Ransomware

Texas Public Radio

  • Ransomware variant known as WannaCry disabled dictation service from Nuance Dragon
  • Methodist Healthcare facilities, Baptist Health System, & CHRISTUS health all affected in attack
  • Attack created additional work for staff, leaving little time for daily patient care
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Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Breach Type - Phishing

Becker's Hospital Review

  • Hackers gained access to employee email through phishing scheme
  • The attack aimed to infiltrate Hill Country's payment department
  • No evidence has surfaced that any sensitive data was compromised
  • As precaution, Hill Country offering one year of free credit monitoring
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ABCD Pediatrics

Breach Type - Ransomware

Bank Info Security

  • Though files were encrypted, no ransom was demanded
  • Systems infected with variant of CriSiS ransomware known as "Dharma"
  • Anti-virus software significantly slowed malware & servers were taken offline
  • Massive data breach followed attack as hacker potentially viewed 55,447 sensitive files
  • Incident reported to the FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services
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Seguin Dermatologist's Office

Breach Type - Ransomware

Express News

  • Dermatologist stated his office computer was attacked with ransomware
  • Hackers potentially accessed all sensitive information on Seguin servers
  • Seguin offered free identity protection services to its patients
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Rainbow Children's Clinic

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Computers taken offline during ransomware infection
  • Rainbow Children's Clinic hires third-party investigator to analyze data at risk
  • All patients' data potentially breached
  • Rainbow notified all patients, offered free credit monitoring & identity theft protection services
  • Notified HHS of incident affecting 33,368 patients
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Titus Regional Medical Center

Breach Type - Ransomware

Becker's Hospital Review

  • Hackers encrypted Titus Regional database servers
  • Employees could not access EMR and interdepartmental orders
  • Titus holds no reason to believe data has been breached
  • Reverted to paper documentation while restoring servers
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Education

San Felipe Del Rio CISD, Val Verde County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Data Breaches

  • Bad actors used phishing scheme in cyberattack
  • Funds were mistakenly transferred to fraudulent account
  • Law enforcement assisted with investigation
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Fort Worth ISD, Tarrant County

Breach Type - Unknown, Malware

CBS Local

  • School district hit in malware cyberattack
  • Officials believed IT personnel protected private information
  • Federal and local law enforcement were notified of the attack
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Manor Independent School District, Travis County

Breach Type – Phishing, Other: Funds Stolen

NY Daily News

  • Phishing cyberattack used to steal over $2 million
  • Federal and local law enforcement sought public's help
  • School system consisted of over 9,600 students
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Port Neches-Groves Independent School District, Jefferson County

Breach Type – Unknown, Ransomware

The Port Neches News

  • School district network taken out in ransomware cyberattack
  • Officials stated that all files had been encrypted and held for ransom
  • No personal information was affected in the attack
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Sul Ross University Rio Grande College, Uvalde County

Breach Type - Unknown, Ransomware

In4Mate

  • According to released information the college was hit with an attack on June 24th
  • No private information was compromised following the attack, the situation was still being assessed
  • All systems and services were rendered inoperable until further notice meaning no online networking
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San Benito Consolidated Independent School District, Cameron County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Valley Morning Star

  • Several departments prevented fraudulent transfers after irregularities were noticed
  • A school employee was directed to a fraudulent website that acted as the official banking website
  • To prevent this in the future employees will be trained and several protocols will be put in place
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Crosby Independent School District, Harris County

Breach Type - Ransomware

CHRON

  • Parents and staff were notified of ransomware within district’s IT systems
  • Schools were left with no access to technology until attack was resolved
  • Visitors were no longer allowed into schools due to downed screening procedures
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Henderson Independent School District, Rusk County

Breach Type - Phishing, Other

Tyler Paper

  • Cyber criminals steal over $600,000 from Henderson ISD
  • The district fell victim to a sophisticated phishing scam
  • Funds mistakenly transferred to a fraudulent account
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Dallas County Community College, Dallas County

Breach Type - Phishing, Data Breach

NH Office of Attorney General

  • Hackers accessed employee email account
  • Investigation launched & account secured
  • Private information of Dallas County Community members potentially exposed
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Victoria Independent School District

Breach Type - Hack

DataBreaches

  • Victoria Independent School District employee email accounts hacked
  • Email accounts stored private employee data
  • District resetting email account credentials & implementing two factor authentication as precaution
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Ben Bolt Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

KIII TV

  • Ben Bolt Independent School District targeted in spear-phishing scheme
  • Hackers posed as district superintendent
  • Employee emailed W-2 information to hacker
  • District immediately notified potentially affected individuals
  • Sheriff's department offered further assistence to district employees
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Rockdale Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

KVUE

  • Rockdale Independent School District falls victim to phishing scheme
  • Several employees' taxes falsely filed by hackers
  • Employee forwarded valuable tax information to false superintendent
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Tyler Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

KLTV

  • Employee fell victim to phishing scam involving employee W-2 information
  • District sent letters to its employees, notifying them of the breach
  • School providing free credit monitoring and restoration services
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Abernathy Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

Everything Lubbock

  • Abernathy Independent School District falls victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Employee responded to phishing email, sent W-2 information of district employees to hackers
  • District immediately reported to the IRS, FBI, and State Taxing Authorities
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Mercedes Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

The Monitor

  • W-2 information of employees sent in phishing scam
  • District instructed potentially affected to take steps in safeguarding data
  • 950 employees affected in scheme
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Belton Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

kcenTV

  • Belton Independent School District fell victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Employee W-2 information exposed, sent to hackers
  • District offered free credit monitoring through Experian
  • Over 1,700 potentially affected District employees
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Argyle Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

NBCDFW

  • Argyle Independent School Distract fell victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Hacker posed as district Superintendent
  • 2016 W-2 forms sent by employee
  • The district deeply regrets incident & will notify potentially affected individuals
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Northeast Independent School District

Breach Type - Ransomware

Data Breaches

  • Northeast Independent School district fell victim to ransomware attack
  • District did not pay ransom
  • No sensitive information compromised during attack
  • Three separate ransomware attacks took place in span of 3 months
  • Little data lost – thanks to backups
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Corsicana Independent School District

Breach Type - Phishing

Corsicana Daily Sun

  • Corsicana Independent School District fell victim to spear-phishing scheme
  • Employee sent all 2016 W-2 forms to hacker
  • IRS & state taxing agencies notified TX school district of phishing scam
  • Corsicana notified local authorities and FBI
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