Months of Information Lost during Edcouch Data Breach
EDCOUCH – Edcouch city officials are recuperating from a cyberattack; it breached data from the city, police, financial and water departments.
It was an unusual Saturday night.
For unknown reasons, city hall phone lines had shut down; that is when Victor De La Cruz, the city manager, was informed.
The lines were down for about an hour and a half.
Fast forward to Monday morning, a note was discovered threatening city staff to give up $40,000 in cryptocurrency or lose all city data.
More than 20 city computers were locked, staff was unable to gain access; their server was controlled by an anonymous entity.
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