Tyler Technologies, a software and technology provider for U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies, announced that its internal systems were hacked last week.
The company, which provides election, information management and emergency management systems to over 15,000 government offices across the country, announced the hack after its website was taken offline Wednesday, September 23.
“Tyler Technologies is in the process of responding to a security incident involving unauthorized access to our internal phone and information technology systems by an unknown third party,” the company announced in a statement. “We have confirmed that the malicious software the intruder used was ransomware.”
While Tyler Technologies has not specified the nature of the ransomware deployed or the full scope of the potential compromise, its statement emphasized that the impact was limited to its internal corporate network and phone systems.
“None of our products is a system of record for voting or any other election- or voting-related activities,” the company statement specified.