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UL Foundation server hacked

Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 14:36:17-04

A server containing UL Foundation data has been hacked, officials said in an email sent to members today.

The hack, which was of Blackbaud, a data management software vendor, may have compromised "names, addresses and other contact information" of alumni members, the letter states.

The email was sent by John Blohm, vice president of university advancement and CEO of the UL Foundation.

"Blackbaud has confirmed that your credit card information, bank account information and Social Security numbers were not compromised, since this database does not store such details," the letter states. "Further, Blackbaud does not believe the information that was possibly exposed in the breach can be used for identity theft or financial fraud."

The email states that "Blackbaud, in conjunction with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, conducted a full inquiry and found no evidence that the cybercriminals who gained access to the data shared it in any way. Your information was not made public or otherwise disseminated and was not misused."

It does not say when the hack occurred. The email states that "Blackbaud has already implemented several changes to strengthen its data protection and reduce the risk of future incidents."

Anyone affected doesn't have to do anything, but it's always a good idea to "remain vigilant," the email says.