Ransomware attack forces Dallas to shut down courts, disrupts some 911 services


The City of Dallas in Texas has confirmed a ransomware attack has downed key services, including 911 dispatch systems. 

City officials confirmed on Wednesday that a number of the city’s servers had “been compromised with ransomware,” causing widespread service outages. The Dallas Police Department (DPD) website is currently offline. The City of Dallas website displays a message stating that “the City is experiencing a service outage and is working to restore services,” and the city wrote on a page that contains updates about the incident that all courts were closed on Wednesday and would be closed again on Thursday.

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