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.

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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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