Inmates breached prison system's network

State prison officials acknowledged Friday that investigators are trying to determine whether any prisoner data was compromised during a computer system security breach Aug. 24, saying “appropriate disciplinary action” will be taken against all involved.

“At this point forensic examinations of the affected computers are under way to determine whether any information was accessed or otherwise compromised,” said New Hampshire Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons.

As first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader on Friday, the New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit responded to the state prison in Concord on Friday, Aug. 24, along with the Department of Corrections (DOC) Investigations Team and personnel from the state's Department of Information Technology, to investigate what was termed as a “breach” involving the computer system used to store and manage all correctional facility records.