SPRINGFIELD, N.J., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Township of Springfield ("Township") announced today that, during a network security review, it identified suspicious activity on its Police Department management server, which may have potentially exposed some personal information of certain Township residents and visitors. At this time, the Township has no evidence that any personal information has been viewed or used inappropriately.
As a result of a network security review, we identified suspicious activity on our Police Department management server. Once we discovered this suspicious activity, we immediately initiated an internal investigation and IT remediation. We also engaged external forensic IT experts to assist in our investigation, and the incident was subject to ongoing police investigation. The forensic IT experts have confirmed that there was unauthorized access to the server between Feb. 22, 2017 and March 9, 2017, when the threat was eliminated.
What Information Was Involved?
The information may have included full name, Social Security number, driver's license or state card identification number, State and Federal Bureau Investigation number, credit card numbers provided to authorities or that were subject to police investigation, birth date, address, telephone number and police narrative. Each individual may have been impacted differently. For additional information on what information might have been potentially impacted, or if you believe your information may have been maintained by the Township of Springfield Police Department but you did not receive a written notice, please call 1-855-361-3678.
What We Are Doing.
In addition to the steps immediately taken in response to this event, the Township remains vigilant in its efforts to protect confidential information of its citizens and visitors and has already implemented additional safeguards to help prevent additional cyber-attacks. We also continue to work closely with the FBI, and we have notified the New Jersey State Police, all applicable state agencies, and all three credit bureaus. Lastly, we will pursue prosecution of these criminals to the full extent of U.S. law.
While we have no indication that any personal information has been accessed or used inappropriately, as an added precaution, the Township is also providing all potentially impacted individuals with identity repair services, and additional services may be available to some individuals depending on the type of information potentially involved.
For More Information.
If you have questions or need additional information, please call toll free number 1-855-361-3678, Monday through Saturday, from 9:00 A.M. to 9 P.M. EST. You may also write us at 100 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081.
The Township values and respects the privacy of our residents and visitors and regrets any concern or inconvenience this matter may cause.
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