Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank (“WGSB”) regarding its recent data breach. The WGSB data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 2,400 individuals.


WGSB is a locally owned and operated community bank serving communities of northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont. Founded in 1889, WGSB offers a variety of banking products and services, including consumer loans, mortgage loans, checking and savings accounts, debit and credit cards, internet & mobile banking. Additionally, WGSB provides complete trust and investment services through its affiliate, Community Financial Services Group, LLC. Headquartered in Woodsville, New Hampshire, WGSB has 8 additional office locations and employs over 50 individuals.


On August 8, 2023, WGSB was informed that its third-party vendor, Fiserv, had experienced a data breach in which WGSB data, including sensitive personal identifiable information, in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Fiserv determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed and acquired this sensitive information through a vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer file sharing software, which Fiserv uses, between May 27 and May 31, 2023. On January 5, 2024, WGSB began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account information

If you received a breach notification letter from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or sam@turkestrauss.com.

If you were impacted by the WGSB data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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