WEARE — Town officials announced a data breach Monday that could affect people arrested by Weare police before March 2017.
A malware attack resulted in unauthorized access to a municipal computer and files it contained between March 6 and March 13, 2017, according to an alert the town posted on its website and on social media.
“(The) Town of Weare has no evidence right now that any information has been misused,” Town Administrator Naomi Bolton said in a statement Monday afternoon.
“Out of an abundance of caution, we provided website and media notice of this incident.”
The town brought in outside cybersecurity experts to assist in the investigation and determined that the impacted files were arrest records, according to the warning.
“The impacted machine and our network could have included some of your personal information,” the town said in the announcement.
“Due to the passage of time, our cybersecurity professionals were unable to confirm all personal information that may have been on the impacted machine.”
Those who are worried that their own personal information may have been violated, or who have questions about the incident, should call 529-7535.
“We are taking this matter very seriously and continue to take significant measures to protect the information that we maintain,” Bolton said.