Heritage Foundation emails, donor info stolen
UPDATE: The data weren’t stolen, but leaked. See this report.
The home page of their web site says, “We keep your information private,” but Heritage Foundation has seemingly joined the ranks of those who failed to keep private information private. Tim Starks reports that the think tank had a data breach this week in which hackers stole sensitive emails and donor information.
Worryingly, Starks reports that some of those stolen files may have since started surfacing on the Internet.
“We experienced a malicious, unauthorized data breach of six-year-old documents on an external server that appear to contain personal information of private donors, who we are notifying,” said spokesman Wesley Denton. “We are unable to verify the authenticity of files circulated online.”
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