Abbott Warns of Cyber Attacks from Iran

Gov. Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be “particularly vigilant” regarding potential cyberterrorism from Iran, suggesting that heightened tensions have caused an increase in attempted attacks on state agencies. Citing information from the Texas Department of Information Resources, the governor said that as many as 10,000 attempted attacks per minute from Iran had been detected over 48 hours on state agency networks. The Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday that the FBI was investigating a cyber attack on Sid Miller’s Department of Agriculture website that included pro-Iranian messages and an image of General Qassim Suleimani, killed in a drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump.