Cloud software provider Blackbaud suffered a data breach involving the theft of information belonging to a growing list of institutions including universities and charity organisations in the UK, US and Canada.
The stolen data comprised of “names, date of birth, contact information, donations or engagement with the university”.
While the theft occured in May, details have only been making the news the past few days.
Blackbaud paid a requested ransom in order to have the copied data destroyed (though, how can you really be sure?)
This story is still developing as more organisations disclose that their data was part of the breach. Canadian institutions so far include:
Ambrose University, AB
The Bishop Strachan School, ON
Western University, ON
Blackbaud hack: More UK universities confirm breach. More than 20 unis and charities in UK, US and Canada now confirmed as victims. Blackbaud still won’t say how many overall. Nor why it took them weeks to disclose. https://t.co/8I7smbbKkW
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