Ransomware attack on cloud-services provider affects charities and not-for-profits

Nicole K. D’Aoust and David Krebs of Miller Thomson write:

A company that supplies cloud fundraising and accounting software to the charity and not-for-profit sector announced yesterday that it experienced a ransomware attack in May 2020.  Blackbaud is the company behind such programs as Raiser’s Edge NXT, eTapestry, and The Financial Edge. The company’s press release discussing the breach can be found on their website.

Blackbaud’s affected clients should have received a notification with the specific details of what data may have been impacted.  That being said, we are encouraging charities and not-for-profit organizations to verify whether they have used, or are currently using, any Blackbaud software and to contact Blackbaud for confirmation regardless of whether or not they received a notification.

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