Indiana National Guard server hit by ransomware attack

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A state computer server with information about Indiana National Guard personnel was hit by a ransomware attack.

The National Guard announced the confirmed attack in a release Thursday, saying the non-military state server contained personal identifying information of civilian and military Guard personnel.

The Guard is notifying those who may be affected by the attack, alerting them to be on the lookout for suspicious activity to their own accounts or fraudulent accounts that maybe opened in their name.

The Guard and Indiana State Police say the type of attack that hit the server will deny access to the rightful owners of the server, but "usually does not compromise the contents of the server." The Guard does not believe they were specifically targeted in the attack.

"Regardless of whether or not the server contents were compromised, our chief concern is for the welfare of any affected personnel, which is why we will notify employees who may have had their personal information compromised and are proactively taking actions to ensure a similar event does not occur again," the Guard said in the release.

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