Records lacking for ransomware attack on sheriff’s office

Molly Smith reports:

Records of a ransomware attack on the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office are nonexistent, leaving little details available with the exception of an investigator’s testimony during a recent trial.

HCSO investigator Marco Antonio Mandujano lost data obtained from an early 2017 dump of a sexual assault victim’s cellphone because the computer on which it was downloaded got a “virus,” according to his Sept. 26 testimony in the 370th District Court.

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