Crime Watch 8

Indiana National Guard reports ransomware attack to server

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana National Guard revealed Thursday that a state, nonmilitary server with identifying information of its personnel was the subject of a ransomware attack. 

The Guard said in a news release from Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry:

“As a result of this action we are in the process of notifying personnel that may be affected, and that they should be alert for suspicious activity or fraudulent accounts being opened in their name.” 

The attack was not believed to be targeted. The Indiana State Police indicated these types of attacks generally target servers; users are denied access to information and the contents of the server unusually are not compromised. The server contained information on civilian and military Gaurd members. 

The name of the ransomware was not included in the news release.

Any inquiries about the investigation should be directed to state police Capt. David Bursten at 317-232-0064 or at