DALLAS (AP) – A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments has acknowledged it was hit by a ransomware attack.
That comes two days after Tyler Technologies told clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology systems. Tyler said in a Friday statement that it confirmed the intruder used ransomware but did not provide further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
A spokesperson for the Dallas-area company did not directly answer a question about whether it paid to have its systems unlocked. Ransomware purveyors break into networks and siphon out valuable data before scrambling them and demanding payouts.
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