Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders wishes to provide the following statement regarding a cybersecurity breach and theft of funds from the Town of Peterborough.
“We are aware of the ongoing law enforcement investigation into the theft of more than $2 million from the Town of Peterborough. A portion of the stolen funds had been allocated to the ConVal School District as a monthly payment.
“At this point, it is alleged this was the result of a security breach affecting the Town of Peterborough that enabled scammers to misrepresent themselves and misdirect funds intended for the district.
“District IT staff reviewed email and server access logs, as well as anti-virus logs and found no signs of malicious activity.”
“We are working alongside the Town of Peterborough, the U.S. Secret Service, legal counsel and our insurer to support this investigation however we can and develop a better understanding of how this theft occurred, as well as to recoup the lost funding however possible.”