NJ: Township of Springfield notifies individuals after discovering hack

 The Township of Springfield in New Jersey is mailing out breach notification letters after finding suspicious activity on their police department management server.  The unauthorized access occurred between February 22 and March 9, 2017, “when the threat was eliminated.”

Information on the server may have included full name, driver’s license or state card identification number, birth date, address, and telephone number.  The number of individuals potentially affected was not disclosed in the notification letter, a copy of which was uploaded to a state attorney general’s web site.

Mayor Diane Stampoulos writes:

While we have no indication that any personal information has been accessed or used inappropriately, as an added precaution, the Township is also providing you with 24 months of complimentary identity repair and credit monitoring. Both services start on the date of this notice, and you can use them at any time during the next 24 months.

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