Round Hill Investigates Data Breach

The Town of Round Hill is working to recover information lost in a data breach and to investigate the cause.

The town announced last week that after suffering the breach, a yet-to-be-determined number of electronic records in the town office were destroyed.

The Town Council last week authorized Town Administrator Melissa Hynes to contract with an independent technology consultant to recover data and conduct an investigation. The town also reported the breach to the county Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 18.

Hynes said that she’s waiting on proposals from multiple firms. For now, she said the town has put new security protocols in place, such as changing all passwords and limiting access to the servers, and ensuring resident’s personal information is not at risk.

“At this time we have determined the utility billing files and the finance records are kept on a different system that we believe were safe,” she said.

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