Update: Dallas County Reviewing Data Leaked by Ransomware Gang
Dallas County in Texas is reviewing information leaked by the Play ransomware gang, who claimed to have attacked the county's systems last month. The gang has posted allegedly stolen data and threatened to release more if there is no reaction. The county is investigating the incident and working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts. While they claim to have prevented encryption of their files and systems, concerns about leaked sensitive data remain. The county will notify affected individuals if personal information has been involved. Data theft is a damaging aspect of ransomware attacks, as seen in the 41 out of 73 reported attacks on local governments this year involving data theft.