A ransomware attack on Texas courts discovered “during the overnight hours” last Thursday night forced the Office of Court Administration (OCA) to disable websites and servers.

Noting that “at this time, there is no indication that sensitive information, including personal information, was compromised,” the OCA said in a release that it “was able to catch the ransomware and limit its impact and will not pay any ransom.”

The agency has set up a temporary website to provide “critical judicial branch information,” including that regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, while the court system’s branch network remains disabled and until the incident is remediated.

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