About the letter:
Some Islip town residents received a letter regarding a cyber intrusion into the Town’s computer system a year ago. In November 2022, the Town of Islip found unusual activity on some computer systems on its network. When the Town discovered this activity, steps were immediately taken to protect the servers and began the investigation into the activity. The computer systems were safely restored. Please be advised that while it appears that some information was viewed, it further appears that no information was actually secured by the attackers. Letters were sent out of an abundance of caution, as the Town strives to comply with the cyber protection protocols of every state where a physical address may have been viewed. But, again, Personal Identifiable Information was not believed to be removed from the Town’s IT infrastructure.
The Town cares about the security of information in its care and is committed to keeping data safe. The Town has taken steps to make sure this does not happen again. In order to best protect the interests of our residents, one year of free monitoring is being offered to those affected. The information to secure this service is contained in the letter sent to those affected. As our investigation into this event is ongoing, we are unable to provide additional information at this time.