Texas Agencies Seeing 10,000 Attempted Cyber Attacks per Minute From Iran
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that as many as 10,000 attempted attacks per minute from Iran had been detected over the past two days on state agency networks.
According to a news report, during a a meeting of the Domestic Terrorism Task Force, Abbott pointed to a cyberattack last year that involved dozens of local governments in Texas and highlighted the importance of public and private sector implementing “good cyber hygiene” practices.
The Texas Department of Information and the Executive Director of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), Amanda Crawford, issued a statement, following Gov. Abbott’s meeting. They observed an increase in network activity from outside the United States, including Iran. "As global threats to cybersecurity increase, we urge Texans to be vigilant and use heightened awareness as they conduct Internet activity," they said.