According to sources, Tarrant Appraisal District (a Government organization in Texas) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2024-03-22.

Are You Vulnerable to Attacks Like This One?

Don’t get caught off guard.

Manage your organization’s attack surface with SecuLore’s patented passive threat detection methodologies.

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Risk Prioritization
  • 24/7 Active Threat Detection

  • Continuous Monitoring

Source 1  |  2024-03-22

Tarrant Appraisal District says a criminal ransomware attack shut down its website

“The Tarrant Appraisal District says a network disruption on Thursday resulted from a criminal ransomware attack. “

“The TAD said in a statement Friday that after learning of the network disruption they took steps to secure their network and worked with cybersecurity experts to determine the cause of the disruption and how to restore services. “

“"Our investigation has confirmed that the Tarrant Appraisal District has been the victim of a criminal ransomware attack," the agency said in a statement Friday afternoon. "We have reported this incident to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Department of Information Resources and will cooperate with any resulting investigation." “

Source 2  |  2024-03-26

Texas County Appraiser Hit with Ransomware Demand

“Ransomware attackers who took control of the Tarrant Appraisal District website have demanded $700,000, the district announced Monday.“

“The hackers have threatened to release “sensitive” information if their demands are not met, but TAD does not know if they actually have any information, said Lindsay B. Nickle, a cybersecurity attorney from Dallas hired by the district. The district said it is weighing its options, but does not want to pay, Nickle said. “

“Nickle and TAD suspect that Medusa ransomware, which was first spotted in 2021, is behind the attack. “

Cyber-Protecting Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

At SecuLore, our mission is to cyber-protect our nation’s critical infrastructure. Led by experts in 9-1-1 technology, cyberwarfare, and ethical hacking, our team provides the technology, expertise, and training needed to defend customers from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.