On May 14, 2020, there was unauthorized access to the network in a ransomware event and TxDot took immediate steps to isolate the incident and shut down any further unauthorized access.
“We believe we have a duty to inform our fellow Texans and our fellow state agencies of this unfortunate incident,” executive director James Bass said. “We want every Texan to rest assured that we are doing everything we can to swiftly address this issue. We also are working to ensure critical operations continue during this interruption.”
The Texas Department of Transportation says they are working closely with the FBI to find those responsible and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
InfoSec News is trying to find out if this is a separate attack or related to the ransomware attack that crippled the Texas Supreme Court’s website earlier in the week.