Block Discusses Texas Ransomware Attacks on NPR

21 August 2019 NPR News

Associate Edward (Eddie) Block appeared on NPR’s Here & Now to talk about a coordinated series of ransomware attacks on nearly two dozen Texas cities and towns.

Block, who previously served as the state’s chief information security officer, said there’s a good reason why we still don’t know the names of the places that were attacked. “It’s a tradeoff, really,” he said. “There’s a transparency argument to be made, but while some cities and towns are still trying to recover, there’s the potential of highlighting to other attackers that they may be less resourced than normal, as they have people who have been working to address the current situation.”