NetWalker ransomware group claims attack on Fort Worth transportation agency

Another Texas-based government institution may have fallen victim to ransomware actors. According to a reliable source, the cybercriminals behind the malicious encryptor NetWalker have published online evidence of an attack on Trinity Metro, a transit agency that operates bus and commuter rail transportation services in Fort Worth and its nearby Tarrant County suburbs.

Trinity Metro is responsible for 8 million passenger trips annually, the agency’s website states.

“Due to a technical issue we experienced this morning, all of our phone lines are down including our customer service line and ACCESS booking system,” Trinity Metro said in a July 1 website notification. The agency advised passengers to call a special phone number of send a message via Facebook if they have an ACCESS trip scheduled while the system is down or if they need to schedule future travel.

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