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City of Dallas confirms ransomware attack included personal information | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

DALLAS, Texas (CBSNewsTexas.com) – For the first time since the city of Dallas was hit with a massive ransomware attack, city leaders are publicly acknowledging some personal information was accessed.

In an earlier letter to employees, city manager T.C. Broadnax said, “We’ve learned that some information maintained by the city’s Human Resources department was accessed by the unauthorized third party responsible for this ransomware incident. We will be making the appropriate notifications in accordance with our obligations.”

According to the letter, benefits-related information was accessed by the party responsible for the ransomware event.

The city of Dallas already offered two years of free credit monitoring to employees.

The systems taken down by the attack have been mostly recovered and rebuilt by the city.

Thursday, the city said written notification letters will be sent to those affected from a third party based in Suwanee, Georgia.


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