Blackbaud must face data breach claims over 2020 ransomware attack

Sara Merken reports:

(Reuters) – A South Carolina federal judge is allowing multidistrict data breach litigation against software company Blackbaud Inc to go forward, finding the plaintiffs have sufficiently alleged standing to keep the case on track.

The Thursday decision from U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs in Columbia comes in litigation against Charleston-based Blackbaud, which was hit with a ransomware attack in early 2020. Cybercriminals allegedly later exfiltrated an “astronomical amount of data,” according to a consolidated complaint.

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