Pence offers assistance in cyber attack investigation

Gov. Mike Pence
(WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence is among those seeking to find out who committed cyber attacks on websites in Indiana.

Those responsible claimed to be from ISIS.

The governor says he learned of the cyber attacks through the media. He says it’s a reminder of the world we live in today.

“The enemies of our freedom are just a click away,” he said, “even if they’re on the other side of the world.”

Pence indicated that the investigation into the source of the cyber attacks will be led by federal authorities likely with help from local police.

“But it’s troubling,” he said, “and I’ll be talking to our homeland security officials to make sure that our office of Information Technology and Homeland Security is supporting any efforts with the FBI and the Justice Department to properly investigate that.”

The governor said one of the troublesome aspects of the cyber attacks is that they interfere with freedom of speech.

He said he has no way of knowing at this point whether ISIS is actually the source. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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