The Indianapolis Housing Agency is a public assistance program that helps people in need get access to affordable housing options. The organization helps with rental assistance programs and offers the Housing Choice Voucher program. It works with individuals throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas.
This Indianapolis Housing Agency breach occurred because a hacker group initiated a ransomware attack on the organization. During the attack, personal information was stolen relating to users relying on the housing program.
The security breach was first noticed on October 4, 2022. When the first signs of the breach became known, the organization hired a cybersecurity company to help secure the network and evaluate the damage done to it.
The Indianapolis Housing Agency breach impacts customers that use the housing program. If you currently use the housing program, or you have in the past, your information may have been exposed. The Housing Agency is sending out notices to anyone it believes was impacted by this breach. Since Social Security numbers may have been exposed due to this breach, you could be at risk of suffering from identity theft issues.
Thousands of individual files were made accessible during the breach. Those files could have unleashed confidential customer data to the public and could aid hackers in identity theft practices. If you get a notice about this attack, you should consider putting a freeze on your credit and monitoring your credit history closely for issues.