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A major software supplier to U.S. city and county governments has been hacked, the company said in an email to government clients.

The Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies, which provides software and network services to dozens of counties and cities across the country, became aware of a “security incident” to its information technology systems Wednesday, Chief Information Officer Matt Bieri said in an email to clients reviewed by NBC News.

In an update on its website Thursday, the company said it had been infected with an unnamed strain of ransomware.

The company “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 site says.

The company focuses on providing administrative and tax services to counties. While it doesn’t directly work in elections software, its products can be used to post information about results and

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