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The town of Sandwich on Cape Cod is on the map for tourists. But for international cyber attacks?

Three years ago, hackers from Russia broke the Sandwich computer network to steal more than $30,000 through wire transfers.

 “Something happened many years ago and the town was able to immediately step in,” said assistant town manager Doug Lapp.

Lapp said Sandwich officials significantly beefed up security and hired a full-time information technology director after the theft. But Lapp said cities and towns aren’t required to to protect their network infrastructures. They just do the best they can.

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