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Ransomware attack affected Lampasas last week. 

The city of Lampasas reported a ransomware attack on Aug. 16 along with more than 20 other entities in Texas, according to a news release sent out by Lampasas on Tuesday.

Monica Wright, the city’s IT director implemented response protocols for the incident.

“The evidence gathered indicates the attacks came from one single threat actor,” Gary Cox, the city’s assistant manager said in the release. While this attack did have some impact on city operations, the city implemented its continuity of operations plan and continued to provide city services with minimal impact to our citizens.”

According to the release, no customer payment or information was compromised.

The Texas Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the attacks across the state, according to the news release.

“The City of Lampasas Information Technology Department was quickly able to have the city transition into recovery mode, full recovery is priority at this time,” Cox said.

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