West Hartford police are investigating after the town’s webpage was hacked Thursday.
Police said the hack was discovered around 7:30 a.m. The town’s IT department immediately took the page offline to correct the issue and preserve information for law enforcement. The page was back online in less than 24 hours.
West Hartford police are working with the CT Intelligence Center (CTIC) to investigate. CTIC said there have been many recent hacks of government websites. In this instance, the web site’s provider, Granicus, was hit with a virus that affected communities across the country. This particular hack reached as far as California.
Police stressed that there is no danger to the public and that the hack was limited to the webpage. No town networks were affected and no personal data was compromised, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.