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Cybersecurity data breach at New Hampshire Public Broadcasting

New Hampshire Public Radio is working with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement to investigate a recent data breach. NHPR Chief Financial Officer Travis Boucher said the breach appears to have had minimal impact on the group's internal systems.

The data theft affected only a limited number of business-related folders, Boucher explained, emphasizing the preliminary nature of the findings. He assured listeners and donors that the extent of the data theft was contained thanks to the NHPR's strong cybersecurity infrastructure and rapid response measures.

However, to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, no specific details about the contents of the folders or the exact timeline of the attack were disclosed.

Boucher did not specify in his statement who the outside cybersecurity experts are, but confirmed that they are involved in a rigorous review process. He also mentioned that the investigation into the full extent of the breach is ongoing, but that the impact on the station's operations was negligible. NHPR's newscasts and program schedules were not affected.

New Hampshire Public Radio expressed its commitment to transparency and said that as the investigation progresses, it will communicate directly with anyone whose confidential information may have been compromised by the data breach. The public broadcaster has already taken significant steps to recover data and strengthened its defenses to protect its databases.

Boucher commented: “The response to this incident underscores our commitment to transparency, swift action and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and authorities. We want to assure our listeners, readers, members and partners that public media remains resilient. Our efforts are focused on restoring the data, continuing to protect the data in our database and informing affected parties.”

Anna Harden

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