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Community Heritage Financial reveals data security incident

Community Heritage Financial Inc., the parent company of Middletown-based Middletown Valley Bank, announced Monday that on Oct. 1,  the bank determined there was unauthorized access to a portion of its information technology system.

Within hours of the detection of the event, the bank implemented a series of containment and remediation measures to address the situation.  The bank also launched an investigation and engaged legal counsel, a computer forensic firm and other incident response professionals.

Bank officials said although it is continuing to assess the situation, they do not believe that any customer information was accessed.  In addition, based on the information currently known, at this time it does not believe that the incident will have a material impact on our business or operations, and expect its branches to continue to operate in the normal course of business.

Community Heritage Financial provides personal and business banking services, as well as mortgage lending services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Millennium Financial Services Inc. (Mlend). Originating in Middletown in 1908, the bank operates offices in the Maryland counties of Frederick, Washington, Garrett and Anne Arundel, as well as Franklin County in Pennsylvania.