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Hackers target Texas courts in ransomware attack Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Courthouse News Service

Websites for the Texas Supreme Court and the state’s appellate courts remained mostly shuttered Monday after a cyberattack last week, according to the court system’s administrator.

On Friday, IT teams took down the websites for the state’s highest court and courts of appeals after discovering a “serious security event” that was later determined to be a ransomware attack, the Office of Court Administration said in a statement.

“The attack is unrelated to the courts’ migration to remote hearings amid the coronavirus pandemic,” wrote David Slayton, who leads the OCA. “At this time, there is no indication that any sensitive information, including personal information, was compromised.”

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