The City of Dallas recently suffered from a major data breach. The breach led to the disruption of key legal and emergency systems and put residents of the city at risk. This attack could also expose confidential and protected data of the residents and city employees. Dallas is a massive city in Texas with a population of more than 2.6 million, and this breach is a major issue.
The Royal ransomware gang broke into the City of Dallas network and encrypted key government documents. The attack occurred rapidly and left the police department and the judicial system without essential IT systems.
This data breach first occurred on May 1, 2023. However, it wasn't for a few more days that the city became aware of the issue, and they put out an official notice about the problem.
The Dallas data breach impacts city employees, police and legal workers, and residents of Dallas.
We have no count of the Dallas government files impacted by this breach. We only know that the Royal ransomware gang was able to influence enough key documents to interrupt important government services and to take down the police department website. If you have documents stored with the Dallas government, you should take time to monitor your credit and financial accounts and to watch for any odd changes on those accounts.