The Blackbaud data breach — SuspectFile’s final chapter

Marco A. De Felice of SuspectFile is my brother by another mother. We don’t speak the same language, and we wouldn’t know each other if we passed on a street, but he has the same genetic disorder that I have: a determination to uncover information that breached entities try to bury or ignore.

Since 2020, Marco has been reporting on the impact of the Blackbaud data breach (ransomware attack) on educational institutions — those that use Blackbaud to handle mailings to donors or other donor functions and those that use the North Carolina-headquartered firm for other education-related purposes. While DataBreaches was gathering info on medical entities affected by the breach, SuspectFile was focusing on the education sector. But I stopped researching the medical entities more than a year ago while Marco persisted in the education sector. He has a more severe form of the disorder than I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

In his final chapter, he reports the last of the U.K. FOIA requests that finally produced results and discusses Blackbaud’s failure to disclose appropriately to the SEC.

While SuspectFile closes its data collection and provides its final figures, we note that litigation against Blackbaud is ongoing. There are still multiple cases open against them stemming from the incident.

Read Blackbaud Data Breach (2020-2023), the final chapter.



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