KS: Hutchinson Community Foundation reports ransomware incident

The Hutchinson Community Foundation is making donors, vendors and other stakeholders aware of a data breach that might have compromised personal and financial information.


The breach came to the Community Foundation staff’s attention Sept. 19, when ransomware was discovered on the foundation’s network server. Ransomware encrypts files until a “ransom” is paid. Fortunately, the foundation’s IT service provider was able to restore all data from a backup and no ransom was paid; however, the security violation could have allowed hackers access to files and databases on the server.

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