Westfield clerk, mayor battle over spyware installed on city hall computers

Richard Essex reports:

Spyware was found on all of the computers in the Westfield clerk treasurer’s office, and now she and the mayor are battling in court about it.

This particular software allows remote access to all the data stored in that office, which includes information for a dozen city bank accounts, and personal information for city employees and taxpayers.

Cindy Gossard, Westfield’s clerk treasurer, says she never gave permission to anyone to install the software and she doesn’t know who has access to sensitive city information held by her office.

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