Dallas Hit by Ransomeware Attack, City Websites and Servers Impacted

The city of Dallas, Texas, was hit by a ransomeware attack on Wednesday, which targeted the websites and servers of its police department, court, and city hall.

The attack disrupted court trials and a computer-assisted dispatch system used by the police and fire department, however, the overall impact was said to have been limited.

In a statement, a city spokesperson said that “a number of servers have been compromised with ransomware, impacting several functional areas, including the Dallas Police Department Website.”

“The City team, along with its vendors, are actively working to isolate the ransomware to prevent its spread, to remove the ransomware from infected servers, and to restore any services currently impacted,” they added.

So far, it remains unclear who carried out the attack and what the demands were, financial or otherwise.