Indianapolis Housing Agency Data Breach Hits 212K Residents
On or around January 23, 2023, it was discovered that a cybersecurity breach left Indianapolis Housing Agency’s servers susceptible to attack. Around October 4, 2022, the company noticed “unusual activity” in the organization’s IT systems. An unknown actor was able to access the company’s organization information, potentially leaving client data vulnerable and 212,910 individuals at risk.
Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA), a federally funded government housing agency that provides low-income families access to affordable housing, engaged in an investigation and learned of a ransomware attack affecting their servers. IHA uncovered that as early as September 23, 2022, a threat actor may have obtained and potentially exposed protected resident information, such as social security numbers and potentially much more, though there is no indication or evidence of misuse just yet. IHA began mailing notice letters to affected individuals around January 23, 2023. With four months in between the occurrence of the breach and the date individuals were notified, many individuals affected by fraud may be unaware of a likely reason.
If you received a letter from the Indianapolis Housing Agency indicating that your information was involved in a data breach, fill out this form to participate in Shub Law’s investigation.