Cyberattack shuts down Texas jail

BERNALILLO: A ransomware attack locked down a US jail, knocking out security cameras and leaving inmates confined to their cells, court documents show. Cyberattackers hacked into the computer system that controls servers and internet access at the prison in Bernalillo County, New Mexico last week. For a short time, the jail’s automatic door system was knocked out, meaning staff at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) had to manually unlock each cell when detainees needed to get out for exercise or recreation.