State officials say they are responding to a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected at least 20 government agencies throughout Texas.

The state’s Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the breach, assisted by the Division of Emergency Management, the department said in a news release posted Friday.

With assistance from the Texas Military Department and Texas A&M’s Cyberresponse and Security Operations Center, the information resources department is deploying resources to those jurisdictions most seriously impacted, though the state did not specify where they are.

“Further resources will be deployed as they are requested,” the department said.

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