Ransomware Attack Affects Computers In 22 Towns In Texas : NPR

Texas state Capitol building in Austin. This week, state officials confirmed that 22 municipalities have been infiltrated and ransom demanded. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption Texas state Capitol building in Austin. This week, state officials confirmed that 22 municipalities have been infiltrated and ransom demanded. Texas is the latest state to be hit with a cyberattack, with state officials confirming this week that computer systems in 22 municipalities have been infiltrated by hackers demanding a ransom. A mayor of one of those cities said the attackers are asking for $2.5 million to unlock the files. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and state cybersecurity experts are examining the ongoing breach, which began Friday morning and has affected mostly smaller local governments. Officials have not disclosed which specific places are affected. Investigators have also not yet identified who or what is behind the attack that took the systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence so far points to “one single threat actor.” Elliott Sprehe, a spokesman for the department, said he was “not aware” of any ...

Pizza Deliveryman Shot Dead In East Liberty Identified

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 56-year-old man delivering pizza was killed in the 100 block of North St Clair Street in East Liberty on Saturday afternoon. A co-worker said the victim, identified as Abdulganiyu Sanusi of Lincoln-Lemington by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, was making his first delivery of the day when he was shot. Police said he had just exited his vehicle when it happened. Pizza boxes and a delivery bag lie near a victim of a fatal shooting in East Liberty on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Dennis Lane/KDKA) Originally, Sanusi was supposed to make a delivery to a bogus address on Penn Avenue, on the Wilkinsburg-city line. thermal food delivery sling bag Pittsburgh Police spokesman Chris Togneri told reporters “as he was going to 201 Penn Avenue, the caller who called into the original Domino’s changed the address and said to deliver the pizzas to 225 St Clair Street.” When the driver arrived at the new location, a witness heard someone shout, “give me your money, give me your money,” before the fatal shot was fired. An employee at the Sheraden Square Domino’s where Sanusi worked said he and his co-workers were heartbroken by the shooting. He described Sanusi a...