Associate Edward (Eddie) Block was quoted in a CNBC
article, “Alarm in Texas as 23 towns hit by ‘coordinated’ ransomware attack
,” about a coordinated series of ransomware attacks on 23 unidentified municipalities in the state.
Block, who previously served as the state’s chief information security officer, said he expects that officials are keeping the names of the affected municipalities a secret while they work to address the problem. “I would suspect that there are systems that are still being recovered,” he said. “[Going public] kind of paints a target on the back of those agencies” that other cybercriminals might seek to exploit.