The federal agency that provides low-income housing in Indianapolis is facing a ransomware attack that’s delayed its ability to send out rent payments to landlords, a top agency official says.
During the attack, which started weeks ago, every employee of the Indianapolis Housing Agency lost access to their email. That includes its executive director, Marcia Lewis, who was unable to access her email for days before being able to do so again on Tuesday, according to a message she sent to The Indianapolis Star.
Lewis stated that the attack was still going on despite the fact that information security professionals, law enforcement, and the agency’s IT service providers are conducting an investigation. The housing authority is currently addressing late fees brought on by the postponed Section 8 payments.