Risk to Business: Severe
A cyberattack has caused the shutdown of the internal information and email system of the Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA). The outage began last Monday. Hackers may have accessed the personal information of approximately 25,000 Indianapolis residents served by IHA. Data from vendors and employees as well as the details of financial transactions shared with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may also have been exposed. IHA admitted that it discovered the intrusion on October 3, but had not informed residents or issued a public statement until after local news broke the story on October 6. but did not issue a public statement until October 6. The incident is under investigation.
Stress on your Customers’ Business:
Government agencies are appealing targets for information-hungry cybercriminals thanks to historically poor security.
How Sieve can help:
If you have ever received a data breach notification, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. To learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft contact us at 414.238.2110 or at [email protected] and we will provide you with specific tools that protect you from today’s security risks.