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Hawkins official claims no responsibility for impact of hacking | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


HAWKINS, Texas — The former interim mayor of Hawkins said he can’t be held responsible for the aftermath of the alleged hacking of the city’s computer system, even though he gave a man access to a city computer to perform a “cybersecurity audit” without the council’s approval.

The man accused of the hacking, Shahaub Tafreshinejad, says he “absolutely did not commit” a crime and threatened a lawsuit.

Hawkins could lose about $55,000 in utility revenue next month if the computer system remains shut down following the April 1 cybersecurity incident, officials said Monday evening during a City Council meeting. The city isn’t able to send utility bills to residents, complicating its already strained financial status.

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