Borough of Westwood, NJ
Around December 22, 2018, the borough of Westwood, New Jersey became aware of unusual activity on their network. An investigation confirmed that malware was introduced into the network on December 22 and that an unauthorized actor may have gained access to portions of the Westwood network that could have revealed names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers or state identification numbers, and financial account or credit/debit card numbers. At the time of writing, there is no evidence the unauthorized actor viewed, accessed, or obtained any of this information. The borough is working with third-party forensic investigators to determine the full scope of the incident. Individuals are encouraged to monitor their credit report and financial accounts for unusual activity, and consider applying a security freeze on their credit profile. More information can be found in the borough’s Notice of Data Privacy Incident.